Stanley man arrested following traffic pursuit

Following a pursuit that nearly put his white pickup into the Souris River, Andrew Todd Raasakka, 22, Stanley, was arrested by Minot Police.

Raasakka allegedly refused to stop when police attempted to pull him over for a traffic violation and instead led police on a short pursuit in the area of Eastwood Park before turning southbound at high-speeds onto 10th Street Southeast, a dead-end road that ends in the Souris River. After stopping his vehicle he fled on foot before being apprehended.

Raasakka was charged with fleeing from law enforcement in a motor vehicle, a Class C felony, driving under the influence, a Class B misdemeanor, and reckless endangerment, a Class C felony, because there was a 30-year-old female passenger in the vehicle at the time of the incident.

Flint McColgan