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Suspected drunken-driver hits car at high speed, flips onto roof in Eagan

A 36-year-old man was taken into custody following the crash Saturday evening.
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A man has been arrested for several offenses after a high-speed crash in Eagan Saturday evening.

Eagan Police Department confirms that a 36-year-old man from Eagan was taken into custody after fleeing the scene after the crash reported shortly after 7 p.m. on Lexington Avenue near Diffley Road.

The driver was traveling in a 2002 Honda Civic at a high-rate of speed when he broadsided the back end of a 2017 Honda Civic, causing his own vehicle to flip on its roof.

The suspect fled into a nearby wooded area, only to emerge from the woods as police were setting up a perimeter.

Neither the suspect nor the driver of the 2017 Civic or their front-seat passenger sustained any serious injuries in the collision.

The suspect is facing a series of charges, including 1st-degree DWI, criminal vehicular operation, and DWI refusal to submit to chemical test.

He is also facing charges for driving after a canceled IPS (Inimical to public safety). His license had been revoked following three past DWIs – misdemeanors in 2007 and 2011, and a gross misdemeanor in 2015. 

He was also charged with driving after a canceled IPS in 2017.

BMTN doesn't typically name suspects until they have been formally charged.

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