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Man facing charges after deputies say he tried to flee in stolen car

Andrew Collison

A Fargo man is facing charges after he allegedly tried to flee from deputies in a stolen car, according to a press release from the Grand Forks County Sheriff's Office.

Andrew John Patrick Collison, 23, is facing felony charges of criminal mischief, fleeing and possession of a stolen vehicle. He is also facing misdemeanor counts of reckless endangerment, reckless driving, possession of methamphetamine paraphernalia and driving under suspension.

A deputy noticed a stolen car in Larimore, N.D., around 2:30 a.m. Wednesday and saw two people get in around 4 a.m. and try to drive away, the release said. The deputies tried to box the car in when they say Collison accelerated in reverse and struck the patrol car. Collison's vehicle was stopped and he was arrested, the release said.

The patrol vehicle has minor damage, and the release said no one was injured.

Collison had four felony warrants from Burleigh and Cass counties related to drugs, fleeing and theft.

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