MOORHEAD, Minn. (Valley News Live) A Clay County deputy had to use a PIT maneuver to stop a high speed chase on I-94 Tuesday morning.
Pictured left to right: Dakota Paulson, Manuel Reyes, Candice Kelsey
Just after midnight on Tuesday, a Clay County Deputy attempted a traffic stop on a vehicle for an equipment violation in the area of 8th Street and I-94.
Authorities say the driver refused to stop for the deputy’s emergency lights and siren and took off westbound on I-94 at speeds reaching 75-80 miles per hour.
They say the driver exited I-94 onto South University Drive in Fargo.
The deputy then successfully executed a PIT maneuver on the vehicle causing it to slide into a snowbank and become stuck at that intersection.
Authorities say the four occupants of the vehicle were taken into custody without incident.
The driver is identified as Dakota Paulson, 25, from Fargo. She was arrested for Felony Fleeing a Police Officer in a Motor Vehicle, 5th Degree Controlled Substance Possession, Introducing Contraband into a Correctional Facility, an outstanding warrant out of Clay County and an outstanding warrant out of Mahnomen County.
Candice Kelsey and Manuel Reyes were passengers in the car.
Kelsey, a 35-year-old from West Fargo, was arrested for 5th Degree Controlled Substance Possession.
Reyes, a 42-year-old from Fargo, was arrested for 5th Degree Controlled Substance Possession, Gross Misdemeanor False Name and DOB, and an outstanding warrant out of Clay County.
The fourth passenger was released from the stop location.