GRAND FORKS -- A Grand Forks man was arrested after sending law enforcement on a multi-county, high-speed chase early Thursday, according to a news release from the Grand Forks Sheriff's Office.
Justin Lee Armstrong, 41, of Grand Forks, was arrested on suspicion of fleeing law enforcement, reckless endangerment and driving under revocation, the release said.
Just before 2:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 6, a Grand Forks County Sheriff’s deputy attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a 2003 Volkswagen Jetta in Grand Forks for equipment and traffic violations, according to the release.
Law enforcement said the vehicle “immediately accelerated” and fled south on Interstate 29. The pursuit reached speeds over 100 miles per hour on the interstate, the release stated.
The vehicle continued south into Traill County where a Traill County Sheriff’s Deputy deployed a tire deflation device, striking one of the suspect vehicle’s tires. The vehicle then went back north on I-29 and exited the interstate again, turning north on County Road 81.
A Grand Forks County Sheriff’s Deputy deployed a tire deflation device south of Reynolds, N.D., and successfully deflated the remaining three tires on the vehicle, the release said.
The vehicle eventually came to a stop near Thompson after traveling another seven miles.
Armstrong’s passenger, Miranda Leigh Falcon, of Grand Forks, was arrested for three outstanding warrants. A third female passenger was released without charges. Armstrong and Falcon were confined at the Grand Forks County Correctional Center.