Man charged in 3-county car chase that injured 2

Published 8:27 am Thursday, August 17, 2017

A man who allegedly led police on a high-speed chase that ran through Olmsted, Mower and Dodge counties was charged in Mower County District Court on Wednesday.

Scott Michael Skjeveland, 48

Scott Michael Skjeveland, 48, of Rochester was charged with felony fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle.

According to Mower County Chief Deputy Mark May, Skjeveland stole a vehicle from a group home in Rochester after assaulting a member of the staff.

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Skjeveland led police on an on-and-off chase through Olmsted, Mower and Dodge counties with speeds ranging from 30 to 100 mph.

The chase ended on Highway 56 near Dodge County Road 6 when Skjeveland struck another vehicle, injuring the driver and passenger. Both were taken to Mayo Clinic, Saint Mary’s campus in Rochester for non-life threatening injuries.

Skjeveland is scheduled to appear in court again on Aug. 28.