ROCHESTER, Minn. – Police say a man ran away after crashing into a fire hydrant Saturday night.
A Rochester officer, working as extra enforcement during a Toward Zero Deaths DUI initiative, stopped a vehicle for speeding on Elton Hills NW around 8:55 pm. As the officer approached the vehicle, he says it drove away and he lost sight of it after a shot pursuit.
At 9:03 pm, police were called to a car hitting a hydrant near the intersection of 9th Street and 10th Avenue NE. The car was found unoccupied with some marijuana inside it.
A police officer says he saw a man running nearby. A K9 unit was called out and police began searching the area. That’s when officers say 18-year-old Wyatt Page of Rochester yelled out “I give up” from a rooftop.
He’s facing charged of fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle, hit-and-run, fleeing an officer on foot, and possession of marijuana.