Driver going 100 mph fled police with 1-year-old in car

BLUE EARTH COUNTY, Minn. - Deputies were led on a several mile chase through Blue Earth and Waseca Counties late Friday night.

The chase started around 11 p.m. on Waseca County Road 2 when a Janesville police officer clocked a 2010 Mercury Milan driving at a speed of 112 miles per hour.

Police chased the 21-year-old male driver into Blue Earth County, near the city of St. Clair. Deputies again clocked the driver going well over 100 miles per hour.

After a lengthy chase, deputies were able to force the driver into a ditch near the corner of Blue Earth County Road 8 and County Road 90.

The driver was arrested without incident, but deputies quickly realized he wasn't the only person in the car.

A one-and-a-half-year-old child was found in the back seat of the car, buckled into a car seat.

Deputies say the child sustained no injuries during the chase but was checked out by paramedics just to be safe.

Both the suspect's vehicle and a Waseca County sheriff's patrol car sustained minor damage during the chase.

The driver is currently in custody at the Waseca County Jail.

The Blue Earth Sheriff's Office confirmed that the driver is the child's father, and the child has been returned to its mother.

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