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Police: Car chase in Grand Forks ends with arrest

The car reportedly struck a sign in a construction zone. When an officer attempted a traffic stop, the vehicle did not pull over.

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A Grand Forks Police Department squad car, pictured at an incident in April 2021. Grand Forks Herald photo.

GRAND FORKS — A car chase in Grand Forks late Monday night ended after police instituted a pursuit intervention technique and arrested the driver.

According to a report from the Grand Forks Police Department, the incident began shortly after 11:20 p.m. Monday, March 15, when an officer witnessed a car driver through a closed construction zone in the 200 block of North Fourth Street. The car reportedly struck a sign; when the officer attempted a traffic stop, the vehicle did not pull over.

The report said a short pursuit followed, at moderate speeds, through the downtown area until police successfully performed the pursuit maneuver on the fleeing vehicle in the 500 block of North Third Street.

The driver, Karley Litchy, 21, of Fargo, was taken into custody and charged with DUI, fleeing in a motor vehicle and driving under suspension. She was cited for marijuana possession, marijuana paraphernalia and open container.

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