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Driver in Kandiyohi County leads deputy on 130 mph chase Saturday evening (updated)

(Update: KLGR has learned that some readers are assuming this article specifies the race of the driver of the speeding car. The color mentioned refers to the color of the car, not the race of the driver. The Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office report doesn’t specify the race of either the speeder or the deputy, and most people would consider the skin color irrelevant in any case.)

Someone out joyriding in Kandiyohi County Saturday night managed to reach speeds of 130 mph. Of course, it helped the sheriff’s deputy was chasing them.

The Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office reports that about about 7:45 p.m. on April 24, a deputy tried to stop a vehicle speeding on Highway 71 south of Willmar. The white passenger car sped away from the deputy, reaching speeds at times of up to 130 mph. The driver was polite enough to slow down to 120 mph at the Highway 7 roundabout before disappearing westbound.

The high speed chase went on for about 13 miles, but the deputy discontinued it because of safety concerns. The incident is under investigation.


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