Criminal charges are pending against a 36-year-old man from Sleepy Eye who allegedly led police on a chase through New Ulm and into Brown County.
Authorities were alerted at 10:10 Saturday night after a grey sedan drove over a street sign near Payne and Sunrise Drive. Minutes later the car went up over the curb and struck an electrical utility box and the entrance sign at Flandrau State Park. The car fled the scene with the driver’s door stuck open at a 90 degree angle and a flat tire.
A New Ulm police officer then spotted the suspect vehicle at 14th South and Payne Street and tried to make a traffic stop, but the car kept going, eventually ramming a Brown County Sheriff’s Office patrol car at 18th South and State Street.
The suspect vehicle continued to flee and left the city and fled at speeds of up to 90 miles per hour until authorities were able to box it in and get it stopped on Highway 15, south of Highway 68. One NUPD patrol car and one BCSO patrol car received damage during the incident.
The suspect was arrested and taken to the New Ulm Medical Center by Alina Ambulance.
Police say the man is also suspected in a hit and run on State HWY 14 near County Rd 12 that happened just before 8:00 that night.
Among those who were booked into in the Brown County Jail this weekend is Clinton Marvy Evans, who is 36-years-old with charges pending against him of fleeing police, hit and run, and drunk driving.