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2 Arrested in Ottertail County High Speed Chase


A deputy with the Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office tried to pull over a vehicle without license plates. After the deputy pulled up behind the vehicle, the suspect car without plates continued on Minnesota Highway 108 near County Highway 11 with speeds over 100 mph. One suspect is from Detroit Lakes, the other from Moorhead.

The driver, Steven Freland, 21, of Detroit Lakes, and a passenger, Preston Gums, 21, of Moorhead, were both taken into custody. Freland had several outstanding warrants for his arrest. Another passenger, an 18-year-old woman, was released at the scene.

Officers recovered methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia from the pursued vehicle.