Three men are facing charges after their fleeing vehicle smashed into several police cars and nearly hit a deputy during a chase Saturday morning.
The Ward County Sheriff's department says the chase started in McLean County around 7:40 a.m. Saturday before continuing on U.S. Highway 83 into Ward County and ending in Minot.
At one point during the chase, the fleeing vehicle aimed directly for a Ward County sheriff's deputy who was trying to set out a device to deflate the fleeing vehicle's tires. The deputy jumped out of the way and then fired two shots at the vehicle.
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Later, the fleeing vehicle struck three different law enforcement vehicles as it continued through the streets of Minot. The chase finally ended when the fleeing vehicle and a McLean County vehicle became disabled, and another deputy fired at the vehicle
At that point, officers arrested the 18-year-old man who was driving, and two of the three passengers fled on foot before they were apprehended.
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The driver is facing nearly a dozen charges, including attempted murder, reckless driving and possession of a stolen vehicle.
The two men who fled, who are 32- and 20-years-old, are both charged with refusing to stop and marijuana possession.
A juvenile girl who was also in the vehicle hasn't been charged. Authorities discovered after the chase that she had a gunshot wound on her foot.
The North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation will review the deputies' use of force during the chase.