Restitution, probation for man guilty of fleeing police

James Allen Zaske was sentenced in Anoka County District Court Oct. 23 to three years of probation after a 13-month prison term was stayed and make $3,747.94 in restitution after attempting to outrun the police in his vehicle in August.

Zaske, 46, no permanent address, pleaded guilty to a fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle charge, a felony, Sept. 26.

A warrant was out for his arrest in Wadena County on the same charges when he was arrested in Anoka County.

On Aug. 27, he sped down County Road 10, traveling faster than 100 mph, as the Spring Lake Park Police Department pursued him.

He hit a tree in the Country Inn Suites parking lot, 155 Coon Rapids Blvd. NW, and then attempted to exit the vehicle and continue running, according to the criminal complaint.

At sentencing, Zaske was given credit for 58 days spent in jail since his arrest. Probation conditions include chemical dependency evaluation, treatment and aftercare, random urinalysis and breath analysis tests, no drug or alcohol use and no firearm possession.

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

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