Caught on video: Trooper ends high-speed chase near St. Cloud

A state trooper used a PIT maneuver to take out the fleeing suspect.
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A routine traffic stop on Interstate 94 near St. Cloud turned into a high-speed chase on Tuesday, and a driver in the area caught the end of it on video. 

Russell Lala says he noticed police vehicles staged in the median of the freeway, so he decided to exit I-94 thinking that a high-speed chase might be happening behind him. 

A short time later as he was pulling off to the side of the I-94 exit ramp to County Road 75, the driver fleeing police blew by and was taken out by a state trooper's PIT maneuver – and Lala and his friend in the car with him got it all on video

A PIT maneuver, or a Pursuit Intervention Technique, is a move used by authorities to turn a fleeing vehicle sideways, forcing the suspect to lose control and usually come to a stop. 

According to the Minnesota State Patrol, the chase started after a routine traffic stop near milepost 190 around 2:30 p.m. 

The suspect was arrested and booked into Wright County Jail. 

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