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Driver arrested after high-speed chase in Clay County

The vehicle was stopped for speeding, a suspended object hanging from the mirror and the driver possibly having a suspended license, the Clay County Sheriff's Office said. The driver pulled over, but then fled east on Interstate 94.

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A vehicle sits in the ditch on Interstate 94 near 34th Street in Moorhead following a pursuit across Clay County.
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MOORHEAD — A 41-year-old man is in custody at the Clay County Jail after he led officers on a high-speed chase on Interstate 94 on Wednesday, June 8.

At 10:42 a.m., a Clay County sheriff's deputy initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle driven by Jess Miller east of Barnesville near mile marker 27, according to the Clay County Sheriff's Office.

The vehicle was stopped for speeding, a suspended object hanging from the mirror and the driver possibly having a suspended license, the sheriff's office said. The driver pulled over, but then fled east on I-94.

A chase ensued along the interstate to Highway 108, where the driver exited and reentered I-94 westbound, driving at 60 to 100 mph, the sheriff's office said. Near Barnesville, state troopers flattened three tires with stop sticks, and a Glyndon police officer flattened the fourth tire with stop sticks near Highway 336.

Miller lost control of the vehicle, which came to rest against the median cable barriers on I-94 near 34th Street in Moorhead, the sheriff's office said.

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Miller, who has no permanent address, was booked into the Clay County Jail on suspicion of violating a harassment restraining order, fleeing a police officer in a motor vehicle and other traffic violations.

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