Pursuit ends in pond

Police say a male driver is facing charges after he fled a traffic stop and led officers on a pursuit that ended with his vehicle in the water.

Mankato Public Safety says police stopped the driver around 7:40 p.m. at the 400 block of North 4th St.

A press release says the vehicle left the stop turning east onto Madison Ave, then north onto N 5t St.  Police say the driver reached the dead end on the 1600 block of N 5th St, and his car went over the embankment and into the creek/water retention pond.

The driver was able to get out of the vehicle.  He was taken into custody without further incident.

The driver was transported to Mayo Clinic Health System Mankato with minor injuries.

Police say potential charges include fleeing police in a motor vehicle, DWI, and driving after revocation.

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