CHASKA, Minn. (WCCO) — A suspected drunken driver led police on a chase that ended on the greens at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minn.
Police said the chase began on Highway 41 near Highway 5 in Chanhassen just after midnight after officers attempted to pull the driver over.READ MORE: Gov. Walz Highlights Minnesota's Vaccination Efforts On Bipartisan Roundtable
The driver gave chase, at one point even turning off his lights in an apparent attempt to evade officers.READ MORE: Wisconsin GOP-Led Legislature Approves Election Law Changes
He smashed through the security gate at Hazeltine and drove across the driving range and putting green. Authorities said both the car as well as the golf course sustained significant damage.
The driver fled his vehicle and ran across the course. A State Patrol helicopter spotted the driver hiding underneath a pine tree on the course.MORE NEWS: Future Of Downtown Minneapolis Looking Up, New Economic Numbers Show
He was taken into custody and faces possible charges of driving while intoxicated and fleeing police officers.