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Suspect arrested after leading police on a high-speed chase, meth found in car

MOORHEAD - A 52-year-old man was arrested early Friday morning after leading police on a high-speed chase in a stolen car. 

Just before 2 a.m. Friday, police tried to pull over Nils Njus on Interstate 94 near the 8th St. exit in Moorhead. 

When officers were walking to the car Njus took off, speeding down the interstate. 

Speeds reached between 90 and 100 mph. Eventually, Njus pulled off and ditched his car in the Triumph Church parking lot, just off the 20th St. S. interchange. Police called in a K-9 and searched the area. 

Authorities found meth in the car and determined it was stolen from Milaca, Minn.

Around 4:30 a.m., police learned the suspect was at a Fargo hotel. With help from Fargo Police, the suspect was arrested and booked into Cass County Jail. 

Njus faces charges of felony fleeing of a motor vehicle, possession of a stolen vehicle, felony controlled substance possession of methamphetamine, fleeing on foot and several other traffic-related offenses.