Minn. man arrested after fleeing deputies on snowmobile

Published 10:21 am Thursday, February 3, 2011

ST. STEPHEN, Minn. (AP) — Stearns County authorities say a snowmobiler fleeing sheriff’s deputies ended up hitting a barbed-wire fence and disabling his sled.

The sheriff’s office got a call early Wednesday about a possible intoxicated driver. Deputies came across the snowmobiler on a county road west of St. Stephen, but the rider refused to stop and took off across a field.

The St. Cloud Times reports the sled hit a fence and was damaged. Deputies got snowmobiles and headed into the field, where they found the 25-year-old Bowlus man next to the sled.

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The man was arrested.