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Rochester man gets probation for high speed chase

Wayne Banks

Police say he was caught driving drunk.

Posted: May 14, 2018 3:02 PM

ROCHESTER, Minn. – It’s a sentence of probation for a high speed chase in Olmsted County.

Wayne Curtis Banks, 60 of Rochester, was sentenced Monday to three years of probation and must either pay a $500 fine or perform 50 hours of community work service. He pleaded guilty to fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle and DWI for an incident in April 2017 where police say he was found sleeping at a Rochester stop light and then sped away, hitting speeds of 70 to 80 miles an hour.

Officer say a field sobriety test after he was caught showed Banks with a blood alcohol content of .13.

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