Suspect going nearly 100 mph during police chase, charged

MANDAN, N.D. - A Leeds man is charged after leading law enforcement on a high speed chase on Sunday morning.

The Morton County Sheriff's Office says 20-year-old Austin Folson is accused of leading BIA and other agencies on a chase that went into Main Street in Mandan.

Officers say Folson was driving erratically and swerving into the opposite lane without car lights. He's accused of reaching up to 99 mph and refusing to pull over.

Spike strips were put out twice by police. Folson was going 90 mph in a 25 mph zone on Main Street. Deputies say he turned south on 6th Ave and lost traction because he was driving on his rims.

MCSO removed the man from the car and arrested him. Folson escaped the patrol car and ran from officers.

Deputies caught him and he was taken to jail.

He's charged with reckless endangerment, fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer, escape, reckless driving, and refusing to halt.

A judge set Folson's bond at $10,000 in cash.