Pursuit in Graettinger Late Saturday Night Lands Man in Jail on Numerous Charges

(Graettinger) – A pursuit last Saturday within the city limits of Graettinger has landed a man in jail on numerous charges.


The Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office says at approximately 1:05 a.m., a deputy attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a 2015 Ford Escape that was travelling in Graettinger. As the deputy activated the emergency lights, the vehicle did not stop and it began eluding the deputy. The deputy pursued the vehicle until it came to a stop and the male driver, identified as Chase Cole, ran on foot. Cole was apprehended a short time later and placed under arrest.


Cole was charged with operating while intoxicated, 3rd offense and OWI – eluding, both Class D felonies. He was also charged with violation of a restricted license, open container of alcohol, speeding, failure to use headlamps when required, 4 counts of failing to obey a stop sign, interference with official acts and driving on the wrong side of a two-way highway, all simple misdemeanors.


Cole was placed in jail to await an appearance in front of a judge. The Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Emmet County Sheriff’s Office, Graettinger Ambulance Service, and Wickman’s Towing.



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