Anoka man arrested for fleeing an officer at 114 miles per hour

Robert Thomas Croteau, 33, Anoka, was charged June 18 with one felony count of fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle and two misdemeanor charges each of driving after revocation and not carrying proof of insurance.

On June 16, a Minnesota State Patrol officer clocked a vehicle traveling at 114 miles per hour on Highway 371. The officer pulled behind the suspect and attempted to alert the driver, but the driver did not brake or acknowledge the officer’s presence.

The officer asked for assistance from other officers then attempted to pass the suspect with the squad car’s lights and siren on. The driver allegedly refused to look at the officer.

The officer pulled in front of the suspect and started to slow down. With the help of two other troopers, they were able to stop the suspect vehicle.

During questioning, the officers said the driver would not answer questions or identify himself. A driver’s license identified the man as Croteau.

Croteau’s driving record showed his driving privileges were currently revoked and he did not provide proof of insurance. He was placed under arrest, transported to jail and continued to not answer questions.

If convicted, Croteau faces a maximum penalty of three years in prison and/or a $5,000 fine.

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