Man Charged in 100 MPH Chase Through Mankato

(Mankato, MN) – A 37-year-old Wanamingo man is now facing a handful of criminal charges for an April high speed chase through the streets of Mankato.

Ramon Ruiz is accused of fleeing a peace officer, reckless driving, driving after revocation, speeding and drug possession.

According to the complaint, a State Trooper tried to make a traffic stop on Ruiz around 6:40pm on April 23rd on Riverfront Drive, but Ruiz wouldn’t pull over.

During the pursuit that followed, Ruiz allegedly drove his car at more than 100 miles an hour, while weaving through lanes, driving on the wrong side of the road toward oncoming traffic, and blowing through stop signs as State Troopers and Mankato police gave chase.

Police also say that during the pursuit, a woman in the backseat of the car called 911 and told dispatchers that Ruiz, who had an active warrant out for his arrest, just wanted to speak to his son before going to jail.

Authorities were finally able to get Ruiz boxed-in and stopped in the Kwik Trip parking lot off of Raintree Road.

A search of his car turned up methamphetamine, a pipe, six knives, a BB gun and $1,500 cash.

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