November 13, 2018 12:55 PM
A Stillwater man was taken to a nearby hospital after a police chase that led to a crash in Maplewood Tuesday morning.
Authorities said the crash happened just before 3 a.m. on the ramp from eastbound Interstate 94 to Century Avenue North, near Merit Chevrolet.
According to the Minnesota State Patrol, a trooper saw a vehicle traveling more than 100 mph on eastbound I-94 just after 2:40 a.m. The trooper attempted to stop the vehicle but the driver—identified as 20-year-old Howard Johnson, of Stillwater—refused to stop.
A pursuit began, according to the state patrol, with Johnson exceeding 120 mph during the chase.
Johnson then rolled his vehicle on the ramp and struck a light pole.
Authorities said they suspect Johnson was impaired when the crash happened. He was transported to Regions Hospital in serious condition.
Charges are pending, according to the state patrol.
Updated: November 13, 2018 12:55 PM
Created: November 13, 2018 05:54 AM
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