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Forum staff reports, Published June 11 2013

Park Rapids man arrested after high-speed chase hits 100 mph

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. – A man led authorities here on a high-speed chase when they tried to arrest him on two felony warrants earlier today, police allege.

According to a news release from Detroit Lakes Police Chief Tim Eggebraaten:

At about 11:24 a.m., officers found Anthony Lee Libby, 26, of Park Rapids, near the Minnesota Metal Works on Richwood Road in Detroit Lakes.

When officers converged on Libby’s vehicle, he drove past the officers and headed north on Becker County Highway 21.

An attempt to use a PIT maneuver, a “pursuit intervention technique,” was unsuccessful and officers began chasing Libby. A PIT maneuver is meant to push a suspect’s car sideways, stopping the car.

Speeds during the chase were about 70 mph, and at times, more than 100 mph.

Spike strips were deployed during the chase and another PIT maneuver was used but police were still unable to stop Libby. Libby was eventually arrested at a home just north of State Highway 113, about 10 miles east of Waubun in Mahnomen County.

Three police cars received minor damage as did Libby’s vehicle.

Two warrants on Libby were related to drug and vehicle thefts charges.

Libby is now in the Becker County Jail and may be facing additional charges for allegedly trying to elude police, Eggebraaten said.