Cassandra Rae Beaulieu, 24, Isle, was charged with one felony count each of fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle and receiving stolen property by Morrison County Attorney Brian Middendorf and his staff.
On Dec. 6, at about 1:45 a.m., the Little Falls Walmart reported two women had stolen two televisions, valued at $600 each. A Morrison County deputy located the vehicle near Fish Lake. He approached and spotted the two televisions inside.
The occupants of the vehicle did not respond when asked where they were coming from and when asked for identification, the driver fled the scene and drove east on Highway 27.
The deputy pursued and caught up to the vehicle near Pierz. He allegedly observed the vehicle go through a stop sign at 40 miles per hour, turning north on Highway 25. The vehicle then allegedly traveled through Pierz going 80 miles per hour, then speeding up to 110 – 115 miles per hour.
The vehicle left Highway 27, traveled along 183rd Street, then 330th Avenue toward Highway 27 again, still reaching speeds of 110 miles per hour.
According to the criminal complaint, the vehicle reached the intersection too quickly to make a turn. It went across Highway 27 and into a ditch, hitting an embankment.
The deputy then attended to the injured driver and passengers until an ambulance and air ambulance arrived.
The televisions were positively identified as those stolen from Walmart.
If convicted, Beaulieu faces a maximum penalty of five years in prison and/or a $10,000 fine.