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Man arrested after I-94 chase

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BISMARCK — A Minnesota man was arrested on several charges Saturday evening after leading the North Dakota Highway Patrol and Stark County Sheriff’s deputies on a more than 40-mile chase along Interstate 94.

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Brett Rikess, 44, of St. Paul, Minn., was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, driving with a suspended license, reckless driving, driving under the influence and fleeing a police officer.

State Radio received a call at about 6:20 p.m. CDT Saturday reporting a reckless driver in a 2003 Toyota 4Runner traveling westbound just west of New Salem near mile marker 126.

A Highway Patrol trooper attempted to make a traffic stop but Rikess fled westbound.

Near mile marker 82, about 2 miles west of Richardton, troopers and Stark County Sheriff’s deputies set up tire-flattening spikes.

Rikess drove over the spikes, causing his front two tires to go flat. He was arrested once the vehicle stopped.

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