Man arrested after stealing MnDOT truck

Published 10:19 am Tuesday, August 4, 2015

HASTINGS — An Inver Grove Heights man is under arrest after stealing a Minnesota Department of Transportation truck from a construction site and leading police on a chase.

According to a press release, a MnDOT representative said the truck driven by an agency inspector was taken from a construction site on Highway 61 in Hastings shortly before 7:30 a.m. Monday.

Minnesota State Patrol spokeswoman Lt. Tiffani Nielson said troopers and Cottage Grove police followed the vehicle as it traveled at under 55 mph on the highway.

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Nielson said officers were able to stop the truck about 14 miles down the highway by using a stopping maneuver.

No one was hurt. The 35-year-old driver was booked on suspicion of theft of a motor vehicle and fleeing police.