Probation for Highway 52 car chase

Ryan Vangness

Man must also pay for damage caused during pursuit.

Posted: Aug 22, 2018 2:13 PM

ROCHESTER, Minn. – A March car chase results in probation for a Rochester man.

Ryan Matthew Vangness, 32, pleaded guilty to fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle, 5th degree drug possession, and DWI. He was sentenced Wednesday to five years of supervised probation, must pay $6,114.13 in restitution, and must either perform 100 hours of community work service or pay a $1,000 fine.

Authorities say Vangness was involved in a chase with Rochester police, the Olmsted County Sheriff’s Office, and the Minnesota State Patrol on Highway 52 that ended when Vangness’ vehicle was disabled by a state trooper.

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