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Rochester man pleads not guilty to drunken car chase

Matthew Dohrmann
Matthew Dohrmann

Police say he crashed into a snow bank while trying to avoid arrest.

Posted: May 23, 2019 4:34 PM
Updated: May 24, 2019 12:12 PM

ROCHESTER, Minn. – A man accused of four felonies after a car chase through Rochester is pleading not guilty.

Matthew Edward Dohrmann, 43 of Rochester, is charged with two counts of DWI, 5th degree drug possession, and fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle. He was arrested on March 20 after a state patrol trooper says Dohrmann was speeding on 26th Avenue NW. According to law enforcement, Dohrmann refused to stop and the chase ended when he went into a snow bank at Valley Drive NW.

Dohrmann then allegedly tried to run away but was captured.

His trial is set for begin on September 3.

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