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Man leads police on high-speed chase

Albert Lea police arrested a Glenville man Tuesday after a high-speed vehicle chase in Albert Lea.

Police arrested Levi Troy Dahl, 21, who is facing charges of criminal vehicular operation, felony fleeing a peace officer, driving while intoxicated and driving after suspension.Dahl.Levi

According to the Albert Lea Police Department, an officer was heading east on Fountain Street when he noticed a white 2006 Chevy Malibu heading north on Washington Avenue that he suspected was used in recent burglaries in Faribault County.

The vehicle reportedly was traveling slowly and not attempting to stop after the officer activated his emergency lights. The vehicle turned right on Newton Avenue, and the chase accelerated, according to the Police Department. The vehicle reportedly did not stop at stop signs at Newton Avenue’s intersections with Clark Street and William Street.

Speeds reportedly reached 60 mph, according to police.

The vehicle apparently did not stop for a red light at the intersection of Newton Avenue and Main Street while traffic was entering the intersection. After nearly running into a crossing vehicle, Dahl reportedly lost control of his car and crashed head-on into a parked car that was facing north on Newton Avenue, at about 7:45 p.m.

Dahl and the passenger in the vehicle, Cheyenne Debra Goodhart, 20, of Albert Lea, were transported to Mayo Clinic Health System in Albert Lea.

Dahl reportedly suffered a broken leg in the collision. Goodhart’s condition is unknown. 

Baggies that field-tested positive for methamphetamine were reportedly found in the vehicle.

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Sam Wilmes covers crime, courts and government for the Albert Lea Tribune.

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