Henning man facing charges after Clay County pursuit

Photo by: WDAY Radio Staff
Photo by: WDAY Radio Staff

(Clay County, MN) -- A Henning man is facing charges after leading authorities on a high-speed pursuit in Clay County.

Clay County Sheriff Mark Empting tells WDAY Radio that a deputy pulled a vehicle over on 90th Avenue North at Second Street, but the driver took off and led a chase that reached speeds of 100 miles per hour.

The 30-year-old driver, who also has a warrant for his arrest in Cass County, lost control while trying to avoid stop sticks and rolled in a ditch south of 28th Avenue North along Highway 75.

Both Moorhead police and fire departments were called to extract the driver, who was trapped in his vehicle. He was eventually taken to a Fargo hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.