Fleeing ends with arrest

Greg Marsten | Staff writer
Six mile pursuit, up to 90-mph
BALSAM LAKE – An Osceola teen is under arrest after allegedly attempting to flee the police during a traffic stop on Friday, March 6, just before midnight near Osceola.
According to the Polk County Sheriff’s office, the incident began when a passing car was noted for going almost 20 mph over the speed limit, and when the deputy turned around to stop the car, it sped up and appeared to attempt to escape, with speeds of up to 90 mph.
The driver finally pulled over after what turned out to be a six-mile pursuit. Because of the attempt to flee, the deputy ordered the driver out at gunpoint, and required assistance from other officers.
The driver was found to be Daniel Nelson, 18, Osceola, and he admitted to seeing the officers’ lights, and said he was fleeing because he had expired car registration and no valid license.

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