Two juveniles arrested in a high-speed chase on 1-29 through several counties.

Published: May. 8, 2021 at 12:03 PM CDT|Updated: May. 8, 2021 at 3:51 PM CDT
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FARGO, N.D. (Valley News Live) - A high-speed chase spanning through several counties took place Saturday morning on Interstate-29.

Authorities say the pursuit began in Pembina County, where a deputy observed a white pickup truck exceeding the speed limit. The car was found to be reported stolen from Harwood.

The deputy attempted to make a traffic stop but the car fled south on I-29 reaching a top speed of 95 miles per hour.

The truck got off the interstate traveling east on Highway 54, and briefly entered Minnesota before returning to I-29 where the chase continued.

In an effort to end the chase, the Grand Forks Sheriff’s Office set out spike strips, which the vehicle drove over deflating one tire. The suspect vehicle continued to flee southbound, entered a construction zone on I-29, and weaved in and out of oncoming traffic.

At milepost 75, the North Dakota Highway Patrol deployed another spike strip, which left the truck with just one inflated tire. The suspect vehicle continued to flee on the interstate steering into law enforcement vehicles.

Before entering the Fargo Metro Area, a Pursuit Intervention Technique (PIT maneuver) was used causing the truck to hit the ditch.

Once off the highway, the truck continued to speed away in the ditch and got back in the traffic lanes, hitting a Highway Patrol squad car.

The squad car rammed the suspect truck bringing the pursuit to an end.

A male driver and passenger, both juveniles, were taken into custody. Both are facing charges of fleeing, reckless endangerment, theft of a motor vehicle and possession of stolen property.

The pursuit spanned a total of 103 miles. No injuries for the suspects or officers were reported.

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