Olmsted County, Minn. – A vehicle pursuit ensued Sunday after a man was clocked traveling 78 miles per hour in a 65-mile-per-hour zone and it ultimately led to a man being arrested and charged with fleeing an officer in a motor vehicle, third-degree DWI and several traffic violations.
Matthew Erwin, 33, of Byron, was taken into custody around 4 a.m. Sunday and blew a .15 at the jail after deputies set up a perimeter around a neighborhood.
It began after a deputy attempted to pull over a vehicle for speeding. The vehicle, registered to an address in Byron, drove through a ditch to get back onto Highway 14 before exiting in 10th Ave. traveling upwards of 70 mph in a 30-mph zone.
Because of the high rate of speed, the pursuit was called off and the deputy drove to the residence where the vehicle was registered.
When at the residence in the 100 block of 3rd Ave. NE in Byron, the garage door was closed but through a window the deputy was able to see the vehicle. The suspect’s wife answered the door and said Erwin was upstairs. She went to get him but he had taken off out the back door and that’s when authorities set up a perimeter before taking him into custody.
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