Charges Filed in High Speed Chase

Thursday, December 3rd, 2009 at 6:14 am

Charges were filed Wednesday against a 19-year-old man from Princeton who took police on a high speed chase Saturday morning.

Alan Hanna faces seven charges for the chase which started in Mora and went through Pine County.  The most severe of the charges are Fleeing a Peace Officer in a Motor Vehicle and Obstruct Legal Process-Interfere with a Peace Officer.  Both are punishable by five years in prison and/or a $10,000 fine.

The criminal complaint states the chase reach speeds as fast as 120 miles per hour.  Hanna communicated with Pine County during the chase via cell phone.  He said he wanted to commit suicide “by taking out a vehicle such as a semi-truck.”

The pursuit came to an end when Hanna’s vehicle went off the road way, went onto the median, crashed into the Knife River and came to rest on the north bank of the median.

Hanna remains hospitalized with non life threatening injuries suffered in the crash.

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