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Dilworth man leads authorities on 100-mph chase through Otter Tail County, ending in Wadena

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Dilworth man leads authorities on 100-mph chase through Otter Tail County, ending in Wadena
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WADENA - A chase that wound through Otter Tail County backroads and reached a speed of 100 mph ended with a foot pursuit in Wadena on Monday morning after the suspect crashed.

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The Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office said Jason Jensen, 23, of Dilworth, led a chase that reached more than 100 mph early Monday. The Henning Police Department attempted to stop the vehicle in Henning for suspicious activity when the driver allegedly sped away, the sheriff's department said in a news release. And then officers gave chase.

Wadena Police Department Sgt. Tom Crawford said the pursuit took place over county roads, through dirt roads and back in cornfields. The sheriff's department joined the pursuit as the suspect was near Otter Tail County Roads 50 and 67.

The driver entered Wadena from the west on State Highway 29, and lost control of the vehicle near Minnesota State Community and Technical College Wadena, crashing at the intersection of Colfax Avenue and 5th Street, where he went in the westbound ditch. Jensen allegedly then fled on foot.

"We ended up finding him in a garage on Second and Bryant," Crawford said.

He was found about 20 minutes after the crash, Crawford said, and was then taken into custody.

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