Suspect Arrested After Running Across I-94 in Maple Grove
Driver Crashes on I-94, Attempts to Flee Police
A suspect trying to escape arrest caused major traffic backups Wednesday morning in Maple Grove. MnDOT traffic cameras captured the incident.
According to the Minnesota State Patrol, troopers responded to a single-vehicle crash just after 7:45 a.m. on eastbound Interstate 94 near Maple Grove Parkway.
A trooper suspected the driver was impaired and tried to arrest him.
During the attempted arrest, the driver escaped and took off running across multiple lanes of westbound 94. Troopers eventually tracked down the suspect a short time later.
The State Patrol says the driver was transported to North Memorial Health Hospital for medical evaluation and processed for driving while impaired. The driver was then booked in jail under suspicion of fifth-degree possession of a controlled substance, driving while impaired and fleeing police.