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High-speed pursuit in western Minnesota goes for 28 miles, reaches 100 mph

A PIT maneuver ended the chase.

A high-speed pursuit in western Minnesota went on for nearly 28 miles, with speeds reaching over 100 mph.

The Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office said the chase started around 8 p.m. Wednesday, when a deputy tried to pull over a vehicle on Minnesota Highway 108 near County Highway 11 that didn't have license plates.

The deputy turned behind the suspect vehicle, which the sheriff's office said was traveling at speeds over 100 mph, and a pursuit followed. Squads followed the suspect vehicle for nearly 28 miles, crossing into Clay County.

Authorities used tire deflation devices, but the chase only ended when an Otter Tail County deputy performed a PIT maneuver.

The sheriff's office said methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia were found in the car.

The vehicle's driver, a 21-year-old from Detroit Lakes, had multiple warrants out for his arrest, according to the sheriff's office. He was taken into custody, as was a 21-year-old male passenger from Moorhead. An 18-year-old female passenger was released from the scene.

Note: The details provided in this story are based on the police’s latest version of events, and may be subject to change.

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