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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A police chase ended with a roll-over accident on Interstate 94 in St. Paul Friday morning.

Police said the chase started at Interstate 35W and 36th St. in Minneapolis around 4 a.m. after the driver ran through a red light.

Officers attempted to pull the driver over, but instead he continued onto the highway. The ensuing chase went on for a few miles before officers decided to discontinue chasing the suspect near Highway 62 and Bloomington Avenue.

Another police squad spotted the driver blow through stop signs and hit a pole on some side streets and began another chase as the driver got onto Cedar Avenue and eventually Interstate 94. Chase speeds reached as high as 85 miles an hour.

WCCO-TV just happened to be in the area of eastbound I-94 near the Lexington Avenue exit when the chase came to an end.

The driver of a Jeep Cherokee rolled the vehicle as he tried to get off of the freeway at that exit.

He didn’t appear to be seriously hurt, but was taken to the hospital.

Officers haven’t said why the driver was fleeing from police. They also didn’t say whether drugs or alcohol were involved.

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