Mankato woman charged in downtown pursuit, crash
Blue Earth County Justice Center, 2020
A Mankato woman has been charged in connection with a pursuit and a downtown crash last Friday.
Tierra Monique Birris, 37, was charged Tuesday in Blue Earth County Court with felony counts of 2nd-degree assault, fleeing police, and 1st-degree property damage. She’s also charged with DWI, 5th-degree assault, reckless driving, and leaving the scene of a crash.
Police say Birris led officers on two pursuits, threw beverage containers at a squad car, sideswiped multiple vehicles downtown, and crashed head-on with a Blue Earth County Sheriff’s car.
Police say Birris displayed several signs of intoxication. She was transported to a hospital for a medical evaluation but is now in custody at the Blue Earth County Jail.