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: How Do U Of M-Developed Apple Varieties Get Their Names?
The driver gave chase, at one point even turning off his lights in an apparent attempt to evade officers.READ MORE: Demolition Begins On St. Paul's Midway Shopping Center, Heavily Damaged During Unrest
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: Cortez Banks Charged In Crystal Knife Attack; Victims Expected To Survive
He was taken into custody and faces possible charges of driving while intoxicated and fleeing police officers.