Tire deflation device stops chase

Published 9:58am Wednesday, June 26, 2013 Updated 12:01pm Wednesday, June 26, 2013

A Dalton woman led police and deputies on a chase from Battle Lake to Fergus Falls early Wednesday, according to a news release from the Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office.

A Battle Lake police officer saw a Plymouth Neon with no tail lights make two u-turns on Lake Avenue in Battle Lake at about 1:40 a.m. Wednesday.

The officer activated the lights, and the Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office assisted with the pursuit of the vehicle, traveling west on State Hwy. 210 from Battle Lake through Underwood to the city limits of Fergus Falls.

The Fergus Falls Police Department deployed a tire deflation device, causing the vehicle to come to a stop.

The vehicle ran a stop sign at Hwy. 210 and County Hwy. 78, and the vehicle reached speeds of 80 mph.

Melissa Aasberg, 31, was arrested and charges are pending.

  • Mark Martenstone

    What else would you expect from a woman that abandons babies in cold apartments in the dead of winter. What a sad human.

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