DWI flee suspect sentenced to probation, large fines

Published 6:55am Monday, October 15, 2012

A Grand Meadow man who led a deputy on a high-speed chase that ended when the officer hit his vehicle was sentenced and fined Thursday in Mower County Court.

Josh Logan Mallory, 22, of Grand Meadow was convicted of fleeing a peace officer in a vehicle, a felony, and gross misdemeanor DWI. Charges for combination of substances DWI, open bottle and small amount of marijuana were dismissed. Mallory must serve three years of supervised probation, pay $2,178 in restitution and pay a $500 fine, as well.

According to the court complaint, the deputy activated his lights when he saw Mallory going 25 in a 55 mph zone with no license plate light on the night of May 19. Mallory accelerated, turned and went 80 mph down a gravel road and at one point spun out. The chase also resulted in the deputy going into a ditch, according to Sheriff Terese Amazi.

Mallory parked and shut off his lights while deputy Ryan Norton was getting out of the ditch, Amazi added. Norton then ran into the back of Mallory’s car. Neither Norton or Mallory were injured; both cars sustained minor damage.

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