Man Charged after Police Chase through East Metro

Updated: 08/02/2014 2:45 PM
Created: 08/02/2014 9:45 AM
By: McKenzie Gernes

Prosecutors have charged a man suspected of leading police on a car chase Wednesday afternoon.

Forty-seven-year-old Steven Kellum of Minneapolis faces one count of fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle, one count of possession of a controlled substance, and one count of driving while impaired.

According to the Washington County criminal complaint, Kellum was in a car that matched the description of a homicide suspect's vehicle, and police turned on emergency lights in an effort to stop him.

Kellum initially pulled over but then drove off, police say. They say he then drove the wrong way on a street and continued onto Interstate 494 and led police on a chase until stop sticks were deployed and officers were able to stop the vehicle with their own squad cars, according to the complaint.

The car chase ended on the exit ramp for Lake Street in Woodbury.

Authorities say that when law enforcement approached the car, Kellum refused to exit, yelling, "No" in response to commands. A K-9 dog and a taser were used to subdue him and remove him from the vehicle, police say. 

Kellum told law enforcement that he fled because he did not have a valid driver's license. He was then transported to Woodwinds Hospital in Woodbury.

No bail has been set at this time.

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