LEEDS, N.D. — A Minot man driving a stolen vehicle led North Dakota Highway Patrol troopers on a high-speed chase outside of Leeds Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 12.
Around 1:51 p.m. on U.S. Highway 2 west of Leeds, Kevin Ingram, 38, was traveling eastbound in a 2001 Oldsmobile Alero at 85 mph in a 70-mph zone, according to a North Dakota Highway Patrol news release. In an effort to elude law enforcement, Ingram was reported to have turned south onto 51st Avenue Northeast and then east of 59th Street Northeast, where a state trooper in pursuit lost sight of the vehicle.
Ingram was located a short time later by another trooper who responded to the area to assist, and a third responding trooper deployed a tire deflation device. Ingram continued to drive on the deflated tires at speeds varying from 10 to 20 mph for about 15 minutes, when he surrendered to the troopers.
Ingram was taken into custody without incident and charged with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, driving under suspension, exceeding the posted speed limit, reckless endangerment, fleeing a peace officer and driving without liability insurance.
The Oldsmobile Ingram was driving had been reported stolen to the Minot Police Department on Tuesday morning.
Leeds is about 100 miles west of Grand Forks.