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4 arrested man arrested after high-speed chase in Bemidji

BEMIDJI, Minn. -- Two Minneapolis men and two Bemidji women were arrested Tuesday night, Sept. 25, after a high-speed chase through Bemidji resulted in a vehicle crashing into a tree and a parked car.

The driver, Donald Negron, 25, Minneapolis, was charged on Wednesday with fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle, fourth-degree property damage, and third-degree driving while impaired.

Donald NegronAccording to a release from the Bemidji Police Department, an officer tried to pull over the vehicle at 11:52 p.m. while patrolling Paul Bunyan Drive near First Street East. The vehicle was not using headlights or taillights.

Instead of pulling over, the vehicle took off and reached speeds over 80 mph in the 30 mph zone for about 14 blocks. The vehicle then crashed into a tree.

After hitting the tree, the vehicle deflected anywhere from 50 to 75 feet before crashing into a parked car and a fence, according to court documents.

Bemidji Ambulance transported an injured passenger, Jennifer Rodgers, 29, of Bemidji, to the Sanford Bemidji Medical Center for injuries. She was charged on Wednesday for fifth-degree possession of methamphetamine.

Two additional passengers fled the scene on foot. Using a Beltrami County Sheriff K-9, authorities located Gary Henry-Gouge, 28, of Minneapolis, and Sharon Lussier, 24, of Bemidji. Both were charged with fleeing a peace officer on Wednesday.

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