St. Paul Man Arrested After Wrong-Way Crash on I-35 Injures 1

St. Paul Man Arrested After Wrong-Way Crash on I-35 Injures 1 Photo: KSTP

January 01, 2018 08:48 PM

Authorities north of the metro have arrested a 52-year-old St. Paul man who's alleged to have driven the wrong way on Interstate 35 before striking another vehicle in Wyoming and fleeing on foot.

Wyoming police say the arrestee struck a vehicle head-on while on the interstate near East Viking Boulevard. One of the people in the vehicle that was struck was taken to Regions Hospital. Wyoming police tweeted earlier Monday evening that the crash involved a serious injury. 

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The man then fled on foot. A spokesperson said the Chisago County K-9 unit and a State Patrol helicopter were called to assist in the search.

The suspect was later found and arrested. Authorities have not yet identified the man.

The State Patrol is handling the investigation, the police spokesperson said. 

Stay tuned to KSTP.com and 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS for updates to this story.

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