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Albert Lea Police: Pursuit Reached 120 MPH and Lasted 23 Miles

Michael Livingston Photo: Winnebago County Jail (Iowa) . Michael Livingston

May 23, 2018 12:46 PM

(ABC 6 News) - The Albert Lea Police Department says an officer was involved in a high-speed pursuit through Freeborn County and into Iowa on Tuesday around 3:30 p.m.

According to the ALPD's Facebook page, the officer saw Michael Livingston driving in the area of 11th Street and Viking Avenue. It says Livingston had a probable cause pick up for felony domestic assault, from an incident earlier in the day.

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When the officer tried to pull Livingston over, he allegedly fled at a high rate of speed. Police say the 23-mile chase reached speeds of 120 miles per hour and continued through Lake Mills, Iowa where Livingston crashed into a field and ran away on foot. However, Livingston was arrested a short distance away.

Authorities say Livingston is facing "numerous charges in Winnebago County related to the pursuit including felony eluding and operating under the influence of a controlled substance". The charges have also been "referred to the Freeborn County Attorney's Office for felony fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle and felony domestic assault-strangulation".

Livingston is currently in custody at the Winnebago County Jail in Iowa.

To see incidents of crime in your neighborhood, visit the Spot Crime Page at kaaltv.com 

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