MOORHEAD -- A Moorhead woman faces child endangerment charges stemming from a traffic stop on Interstate 94 near Barnesville Wednesday, July 27, after the Minnesota State Patrol clocked the car she was driving at 118 mph during a chase.
According to a complaint filed in Clay County District Court on Friday, July 28, against Stacey A. Anvarinia, 33, a trooper attempted to stop Anvarinia’s vehicle near Barnesville for going 94 mph in a 70 mph zone when the car sped away, eventually turning onto Minnesota Highway 9.
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During the chase that ensued, speeds reached 118 mph before the fleeing car was stopped when Clay County sheriff’s deputies deployed tire-deflating devices on the road, authorities allege in court records.
Occupants of the car included a 7-year-old girl and two infants, who were strapped into car seats.
The 7-year-old told a trooper her mother did not stop because she did not want to go to jail, court records allege. A preliminary breath test indicated Anvarinia had a blood-alcohol level of 0.149, the court documents said.
Anvarinia was arrested and charged with fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle, speeding, driving while intoxicated and three counts of child endangerment.
She made a court appearance Friday and conditions of release were set at $15,000 bond with conditions or $25,000 bond without conditions.