Woman gets probation for 2-state high speed chase

Published 11:11 pm Friday, August 3, 2018

A Faribault woman who led officers on a chase in Iowa and Minnesota that reached speeds of 110 mph in March was placed on probation for up to four years Friday in Freeborn County District Court.

Monica Christine Lynch

Monica Christine Lynch, 45, was sentenced after she pleaded guilty in April to fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle. She was sentenced to 45 days in jail and was given credit for 45 days served. While on probation, Lynch will be expected to not possess firearms, ammunition or explosives; undergo a mental health evaluation, not possess or use alcohol or controlled substances, and follow other requirements.

Court documents state Lynch was charged after officers responded to Interstate 35 in Cerro Gordo County at approximately 7:10 p.m. March 12 regarding a pursuit that started on 300th Street in Cerro Gordo County.

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She reportedly fled the scene after an officer attempted to pull her over for traveling 62 mph in a 55 mph zone. The truck turned north on I-35, reaching speeds of about 110 mph.

The chase continued through Worth County and into Freeborn County, where Lynch turned off the interstate onto Freeborn County Road 46 and swerved around a set of stop sticks thrown by officers, suddenly stopping on an exit ramp.


See what happened last night in the PM report here.

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