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High speed chase ends with accident involving squad car

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Slick roadways contributed to a crash Thursday night involving a Beltrami County Sheriff's deputy.

The crash was the culmination of a 15-mile high-speed pursuit that started with a Bemidji Police traffic stop at Beltrami Avenue Northwest and 5th Street Northwest.


According to a police report, the suspect driver, later identified as a 17-year-old boy, became uncooperative during the 7:22 p.m. traffic stop and fled from the police officer after backup was called.

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