Chase and arrest in southern MInnesota

Melissa Sims

Iowa woman facing multiple charges.

Posted: Dec 9, 2017 12:41 PM
Updated: Dec 10, 2017 9:23 AM

ALBERT LEA, Minn. – An Iowan has been arrested in southern Minnesota after a high speed chase.

44-year-old Melissa Lynn Sims of Eldon, IA is facing charges of fleeing in a motor vehicle, 2nd degree DWI, 2nd degree refusal of a DWI test, open bottle in a motor vehicle, and speeding.

The Freeborn County Sheriff’s Office says a deputy tried to stop Sims in a 2003 Pontiac Grand Am near the intersection of State Lane Road and Highway 69 in Emmons around 1 am Saturday. Authorities say Sims sped away west and the pursuit continued into Faribault County on County Road 50 and then north onto Highway 22.

As the case went through Kiester, the Sheriff’s Office says Sims hit stock sticks that had been deployed on Highway 22 just south of County Road 46. After three of the Grand Am’s tires were deflated, it came to a stop and Sims was arrested.
Law enforcement says speeds during the chase reached as high as 90 miles per hour. Sims is also wanted on a probation violation out of Henry County.

The Albert Lea Police Department, Minnesota State Patrol, Faribault County Sheriff’s Office, Wells Police Department, and the Lake Mills Police Department assisted with this pursuit and arrest.

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