MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A man with a history of drunken driving and another person were injured in a crash in eastern Minnesota Monday morning.
According to the Chisago County Sheriff’s Office, Caske Owen was driving on Rush Point Drive in Rush City around 5 a.m. when his vehicle went off the road. Owen was speeding at the time. The vehicle flipped several times and came to rest near a house.READ MORE: Wild And Timberwolves Win Big Saturday, United Ties
Owen fled the scene, the sheriff’s office said, leaving an injured passenger in the vehicle. A helicopter transported the passenger to Regions Hospital.READ MORE: Family Mourns 'Loving' And 'Gentle' St. Paul Man After Fatal Hit-And-Run
A K-9 search led authorities to Owen, who had fled to the nearby house. The homeowner was not home at the time. The sheriff’s office said Owen had a head injury and was flown to a hospital for treatment.MORE NEWS: Minnesota Gophers Beat Maryland 34-16
The sheriff’s office said alcohol may be involved. Owen has five DWI convictions.