Man’s license revoked at time of chase arrest

Published 9:27 pm Wednesday, August 23, 2017

An Albert Lea man who allegedly led officers on a vehicle chase that reached speeds of more than 60 mph on Tuesday was charged the following day in Freeborn County District Court.

Eddy Delossantos, 48, was charged with felony fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle, misdemeanor fleeing a peace officer by means other than a motor vehicle, driving after revocation, a railroad stop sign violation and speeding.

Eddy Delossantos

Court documents state Delossantos was charged after an Albert Lea Police Department sergeant observed a vehicle speeding at about 6 a.m. Tuesday in the area of West Main Street and St. Mary Avenue.

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The sergeant reportedly accelerated but could not catch up to the vehicle, and the vehicle reportedly failed to stop at numerous stop signs, cutting off a motorcycle and a vehicle at the intersection of Washington Avenue and Front Street. At one point, the vehicle reportedly drove in the opposing lane during the chase.

The sergeant reportedly accelerated to 62 mph as he tried to apprehend Delossantos.

Court documents state Delossantos traveled south on James Avenue and turned into the driveway of an address on the 1000-block of James Avenue.

Delossantos was arrested after leaving the residence at the address. His license was reportedly revoked at the time of the incident.

Court documents state he has numerous driving violations on his record since 2013 in Minnesota and Iowa, including 10 for driving after withdrawal, four for having no driver’s license and one for fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle.

Judge Carol Hanks set conditional bail at $50,000. Delossantos is next scheduled to appear in court Aug. 31.

Fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle carries a maximum sentence of three years and one day in prison and a $5,000 fine.

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

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