MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Police have taken a man into custody after two separate high-speed chases through the Twin Cities.

The chase started around 11:30 p.m. Thursday in Minneapolis, when police were trying to pull over the vehicle for a minor traffic offense.

At one point, the chase was traveling in the wrong direction on Highway 100.

The car got off 494 at Portland Avenue at 11:45 and nearly crashed into another vehicle. That’s when officers decided it was too dangerous to continue the chase.

But less than ten minutes later, police in Eagan saw a car matching the description, and another chase started.

Five minutes later, police used stop sticks and arrested 48-year-old Steven Jones. He was booked into the Dakota County Jail for felony fleeing an officer, fifth-degree possession of drugs, reckless driving, and failure to obey traffic control devices.

Eagan Police say the five-minute chase reached speeds above 100 miles per hour.

Comments (16)
  1. Real Deal says:

    Good job deciding when to call off the chase and great job using the rights tools to finally ending the pursuit.

  2. reality check says:

    Imagine what his Momma looks like… yeee gawds!

  3. X-Puffer says:

    One less branch from the tree of Idiots.

  4. Andy says:

    Good job actually calling off the chase.

    1. Bob says:

      Andy why are you thanking them for calling off the chase, if you don’t aggressively chase the bad guys what will you teach them to do. I’m not saying that at some point you shouldn’t stop the pursuit but what are you thinking…..

  5. maxey says:

    “Mind if we dance with yo dates?”

    1. Senor says:

      double secret probation?

  6. Andy says:

    Well, what they did was great, speeds reached 100mph, the roads were slick, and there were innocent motorist on the road that could have been hurt. With today’s technology they were able to give a make, model, and description to other agencies in the area of the vehicle, and suspect so he was pulled over later. Sometimes these chases that start with a stop for a minor traffic violation, and they get out of control and people get hurt. The cops involved in the first chase realized this, and backed off because they knew he would be caught eventually, just not by them. Good job!

  7. Daivd says:

    I saw this chase last night on 494 and there were about twenty cops chasing him down 494 and they got off at the Bush Lake Exit and headed into Edina around 11.45 PM. It is amazing that he made it to Eagan without hitting someone.

  8. devel says:

    I would like to know what he will get for jail time? and how much will it coast the tax payer…….

  9. Pit Boss says:

    It was a smart move for MPD to end the chase. If the violation is minor (as in this case – traffic) and it becomes dangerous for the public, it is always a smart move to call it off. If this was on a freeway, it may have continued.

    God forbid someone got hurt, then the remarks here would be more like “why were they chasing him thru residential and high-traffic streets for a minor initial violation.

    Way to show restraint MPD – it’s not easy to do when a dirtbag runs from you. At the end of the day, no one is hurt – and Steven Jones has a date with Bubba in jail

  10. Cheetah Lives! says:

    It looks like the FDA has ended the shortage of Ugly Pills.

  11. Murph says:

    ” I’m a traveling man.. seen a lot of courts..all over this land”.

  12. Michele Bachmann' says:

    Please Pray for Him

  13. Rufus Larkin says:

    In other words, the fleeing driver was able to make a pit stop like at a race track.

  14. Mr.Yes says:

    why he still the front page of the news for the past two days? Dont tell me not b/c of his race. dont delit my comment wcco .

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