Bail set for chase suspect

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Oct 9, 2012 at 6:26 am

ST.CLOUD, Minn. (KNSI) Bail has been set at 150-thousand dollars for a Cokato man who led sheriff's deputies on a 23 mile chase through Stearns and Benton counties last week.

Twenty nine year-old James Benson is charged in Stearns County with fleeing police, driving after revocation and failing to stop for an accident.

Speeds during the pursuit reached close to 100 miles an hour. Deputies put spike strips on the road to try and stop Benson, but he drove around them. The chase finally ended on the exit ramp from northbound Highway 15 to Benton Drive in Sauk Rapids.

Benson was wanted on outstanding warrants at the time of his arrest.

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