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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A 45-year-old man needed hospitalization for hypothermia and other exposure issues after fleeing authorities near Garrison, according to the Crow Wing County Sheriff’s Office.

At 12:35 p.m. Monday, deputies were dispatched to a burglary report on County Road 26. While investigating the incident, a deputy located a suspicious vehicle in the area and a pursuit ensued.

After a short chase, the suspect vehicle crashed in the yard of a residence and the occupant, later identified as Peter Miller, fled into the woods, the Sheriff’s Office said.

A K-9 unit and deputies tracked Miller, who fled by swimming across open water, running through a swamp and woods.

Later, at about 5:53 p.m., deputies were dispatched to a report of a prowler attempting to break into a residence on Highway 169 south of Garrison. There, Miller was arrested in a swamp near the residence. He was later taken to the Hennepin County Medical Center for exposure.

The Sheriff’s Office said pending charges include burglary, fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle, fleeing a peace officer on foot, possession of stolen property and damage to property.

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