Driver Arrested After 15 Mile Chase Through Rochester
Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News) - Felony charges are pending against a man who led local law enforcement officers on a lengthy chase through Rochester last night.
Olmsted County Sheriff’s Department Captain Scott Behrns says the pursuit, which covered about 15-miles, began around 7:30 pm when a deputy on patrol spotted a vehicle with a headlight out at the corner of 11th Avenue Northeast and Center Street. After making eye contact with the deputy, the motorist took a sharp right turn in what the deputy interpreted as a move to evade him.
The deputy next spotted the vehicle speeding south on 8th Avenue Northeast at about 60 miles-per-hour, which resulted in an attempted traffic stop and a pursuit that went into southeast Rochester and then all the way to the southwest quadrant of the city, where Rochester Police deployed stop sticks near the intersection of Salem Road and West Circle Drive.
Despite having his tires flattened, the motorist kept going until he ditched the vehicle at the Oak Terrace Estates Mobile Home Park off Marion Road Southeast and attempted to flee on foot. The pursuing deputy was accompanied by a K9 officer, who managed to capture 24-year-old Davonte Adkins after biting his buttocks. He was taken to St. Marys Hospital to be treated for the dog bite before he was booked into the county jail.
Behrns says Adkins, who was wanted on misdemeanor DWI and assault warrants issued in early September, is now expected to face a long list of charges including felony level DWI and fleeing police charges.