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High-speed chase ends in Hastings with arrest

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Hastings Minnesota 745 Spiral Boulevard 55033

The Minnesota State Patrol arrested a 39-year-old Michigan woman last night after she led officers on a chase from Highway 52 near Coates to Hastings.

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According to the state patrol: The pursuit began on Highway 52 at 7:56 p.m. A trooper attempted to stop a white Dodge Caravan after receiving a driving complaint. The vehicle did not stop and fled north on Highway 52 to eastbound County Road 42, then to eastbound Highway 55. Speeds reached 65 miles per hour.

Prior to reaching Hastings, the state patrol, Dakota County Sheriff's Office and Rosemount police were involved in the chase.

In Hastings, Hastings police made multiple attempts to deploy stop sticks. The vehicle ran over stop sticks deployed at First Street and Nininger Road, which deflated the vehicle's tires. The vehicle stopped on East Second Street at Adams Street.

Once the vehicle stopped, the two subjects initially refused to get out of the vehicle, said Hastings Chief of Police Paul Schnell. Rosemount police fired a less-lethal round, which is like a bean bag round, Schnell explained. The round broke a window on the vehicle, which prompted the subjects to comply.

Michelle Dawn Moore, 39, of Mass City, Mich., was taken into custody without incident and booked at the Dakota County Jail. A passenger was released. Hastings police took custody of three dogs also in the vehicle.

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