A motorist purposely rammed another vehicle twice on a road in western Minnesota, sparking a police chase that led to the suspect’s highly resisted arrest.
Curt M. Craven, 32, of Miltona, Minn., remained jailed Sunday in Douglas County on suspicion of assault, drunken driving, reckless driving and other charges.
The drama began in Alexandria about 10:45 p.m. Friday along County Road 22, just south of Lake Darling, when a driver told 911 that someone in a truck “intentionally rear-ended” him twice, according to police.
Authorities have not determined whether the two men knew each other before their encounter.
Officers located Craven on County Road 45, near Interstate 94, and attempted to stop him. But Craven took off, police said.
According to police:
The State Patrol joined in the pursuit, disabling the tires on the driver’s side. After heading back toward Alexandria, Craven drove off the road into Viking Lakes Village mobile home park.
Police ordered Craven to the ground, and he refused. Officers subdued him, but once in the squad car, he damaged a door and a window.
Police detected an odor of alcohol coming from Craven, who has a history of drinking and driving.
Only last month, Craven led police on a similar chase that ended in his arrest and charges of drunken driving, speeding, reckless driving and damage to property.