Doug Barrett | Nov 21, 2020 AT 9:16 am
A reckless driver traveling north bound on Barnes County Road 21 on Friday turned into a high speed pursuit. A North Dakota Highway Patrol (NDHP) Trooper located the vehicle, a silver Nissan Cube, and attempted to conduct a traffic stop. The suspect fled from the trooper and headed north
Area law enforcement assisted the Highway Patrol in pursuing the suspect on Barnes County roads, on I-94 and into Valley City. The suspect created a serious risk to the public and officers. The suspect was attempting to drive into oncoming vehicles and brake checking officers. Due to the increase risk to the public, troopers attempted to utilize tire deflation devices and eventually conducted a Pursuit Intervention Technique (PIT) maneuver and disabled the suspect vehicle, at approximately 12:11 P.M.
Kevin Anderson, 49, of Fort Ransom was taken into custody by the NDHP. Anderson is charged with driving under the influence, reckless endangerment, fleeing in a motor vehicle, possession of a controlled substance, and resisting arrest. The incident is under investigation by the North Dakota Highway Patrol. Anderson is in the custody of the Barnes County Jail.
No motorists were struck by Anderson during the pursuit.