High-speed chase results in charge

A high-speed police chase on County Road 10 Aug. 27 has resulted in a felony charge being filed in Anoka County District Court.

James Allen Zaske, 46, no permanent address, was arraigned in court Aug. 28 on a felony fleeing police in a motor vehicle charge after allegedly speeding away from the Spring Lake Park Police, traveling more than 100 mph. Bail was set at $25,000.

Sgt. Mike Long was keeping an eye on traffic in the area when, close to 1:30 a.m., Zaske turned left on to County Road 10 from Pleasant View Drive, going faster than 60 mph, according to the complaint.

Zaske driving a black Cadillac allegedly sped up and made multiple turns onto area streets.

After hitting the curb several times, the vehicle wheeled into the Country Inn Suites parking lot, 155 Coon Rapids Blvd. NW.

When Zaske hit a tree with his car, he attempted to free himself from the vehicle and continued running, according to the complaint.

Spring Lake Police arrested him and found that he had an active felony warrant in Wadena County, also for allegedly fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle.

Olivia Koester is at olivia.koester@ecm-inc.com

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