MOORHEAD — Two women are being held in the Clay County Correctional Center after leading officers on a high-speed chase Saturday afternoon, Dec. 7, in rural Clay County.
At around 1:30 p.m., a Barnesville police officer attempted a traffic stop on a vehicle for a registration violation, according to a release from Clay County Sheriff Mark Empting. The driver of the vehicle refused to stop, and the pursuit began.
The driver led the chase northbound on Highway 9 near Barnesville to westbound on County Road 12 to the southbound lanes of County Road 17 at speeds ranging from 70 to 100 mph, the release said.
When the driver reached the Interstate 94 overpass, stop sticks were deployed by the sheriff's office.
The vehicle lost a front tire and continued southbound to County Road 2, where a Clay County deputy successfully conducted a PIT maneuver to force the vehicle to enter the ditch, according to the release.
After becoming stuck in the ditch, the driver, Chelsea Probasco, fled on foot but was apprehended by the sheriff's office after a short chase through a field, the release said. The passenger, Kaitlyn Kleven, remained in the vehicle and was arrested without incident.
The vehicle was registered as stolen out of Fargo.
Probasco, 21, of Moorhead, was charged with felony fleeing a police officer, possession of a stolen vehicle, fleeing on foot, fifth-degree controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Kleven, 21, of Fargo, was charged with fifth-degree controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Both women had outstanding warrants.