Man Accused of Stealing Truck; Driving 100+ MPH on County Roads

Cody Haakenson Photo: Olmsted County Adult Detention Center. Cody Haakenson

January 02, 2018 10:21 AM

(ABC 6 News) -- Authorities say a Rochester man stole a vehicle and then fled from sheriff's deputies, allegedly reaching speeds of more than 100 miles per hour. 

Around 11:45 p.m. on Saturday, December 30, the Rochester Police Department tried to stop a Chevy Silverado pickup truck that had been reported stolen from Lewiston. According to Olmsted County Sheriff Captain Scott Behrns, the man driving the truck took off from police officers; and Olmsted County Sheriff's deputies spotted the vehicle a short time later on County Road 102 just north of Highway 14 East. 


According to Capt. Behrns, a deputy tried to pull the truck over, but the driver took off reaching speeds of about 85-90 miles per hour. The deputy stopped the chase for safety reasons, but still tried to keep the vehicle in sight. 

The deputy saw the vehicle again driving on County Road 24 NE. According to Capt. Behrns, the deputy clocked the vehicle going 104 miles per hour. 

The driver of the truck allegedly lost control, drove into a ditch and across a plowed field. The truck came back onto the road on County Road 2 and 55th Ave NE with a flat tire. A state trooper happened to be there and made contact with the driver. 

Olmsted County Sheriffs deputies arrested the driver, who Capt. Behrns identified as 29-year-old Cody Haakenson of Rochester. He's facing several charges including fleeing police, possession of stolen property and driving after revocation. 


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