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Guilty plea in Rochester car chase

Ryan Vangness

Canton man to be sentenced in June.

Posted: Apr. 24, 2018 1:33 PM

ROCHESTER, Minn. – A man is pleading guilty to a car chase through Rochester.

Ryan Matthew Vangness, 32 of Canton, is charged with fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle, 5th degree drug possession, and DWI. Authorities say he was involved in a pursuit with Rochester police, the Olmsted County Sheriff’s Office, and the Minnesota State Patrol on March 15. The chase on Highway 52 ended when Vangness’ vehicle was disabled by a state trooper.

His sentencing has been scheduled for June 12.

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