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A New Ulm man, Travis Douglas Lux, age 30, was sentenced in Redwood County Court for leading deputies on a high speed chase through Redwood Falls while high last June.

According to court documents, at about 9:33 a.m. on June 17, Redwood County deputies received several reports about a driver who was shouting and apparently had his door open. A deputy spotted the vehicle traveling at about 92 miles per hour near the intersections of County Road 17 and Highway 19. When the deputy activated his emergency lights, the suspect driver drove faster through Redwood Falls, coming to a stop near the intersection of Lake Drive and Bridge Street.

The deputy testified the driver of the suspect vehicle, Travis Lux, showed signs of being under the influence of a controlled substance. The deputy located drug paraphernalia and what appeared to be what appeared to be methamphetamine residue. At the Redwood County jail, Lux’s heartbeat was measured at 134 beats per minute. Investigation showed Lux had a warrant for his arrest out of Le Sueur County for fleeing law enforcement.

On July 11 of this year, Travis Douglas Lux was sentenced for felony fleeing a police officer, misdemeanor DWI in the fourth degree, and petty misdemeanor speeding. Penalties include 12 months one day at the correctional facility in St. Cloud, stayed for three years, 60 days local confinement with credit for 22 days time served, three years supervised probation, and fines and fees of $960.