A high speed chase across three North Dakota counties ended with the arrest of a suspect Wednesday, Oct. 28.
According to the North Dakota Highway Patrol, at around 4:16 p.m., a trooper attempted to stop a 2004 Mercury Sable while traveling on Highway 14 near Wing, N.D., for traveling 95 mph in a 65 mph zone.
The suspect vehicle reached a top speed of 110 mph, driving through Burleigh, Sheridan and McHenry Counties. The vehicle then turned east on Highway 19, avoided spike strips, then turned north on Highway 3.
The vehicle ran over another set of spike strips two miles from Rugby, N.D., which punctured the vehicle's two front tires. The driver continued to flee, but the vehicle eventually was disabled eight miles north of Rugby on Highway 3.
The driver of the car was identified as 28-year-old Waylon Zaste of Belcourt, N.D. He was taken to the Pierce County Jail in Rugby and charged with fleeing in a motor vehicle, reckless driving and driving under suspension.
After an investigation, the passenger in the car, 19-year-old Marie Handeland, also of Belcourt, was released without charges.