DASSEL -- A Paynesville man faces multiple charges after attempting to flee police Sunday night.

The Meeker County Sheriff's Office received a call around 8:00 p.m. of a possible drunk driver heading south on Highway 15 toward Dassel.

Authorities were able to find the driver and a short chase began. The sheriff's office says the vehicle was stopped about two miles south of Dassel.

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Authorities say the driver, 31-year-old Luke Holmgren, was intoxicated. Holmgren's blood alcohol level was .19, over twice the legal limit.

Deputies say Holmgren also had two kids in the car, along with a loaded handgun. Holmgren was arrested and booked into the Meeker County Jail.

He faces charges of fleeing police, driving under the influence, open bottle, carrying a gun while under the influence, and child endangerment.

 

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