Charges In ATV Chase 20 Aug 11

A Mankato man who led police on an ATV chase over the weekend has now been charged with felony assault and fleeing police. Timothy Merseth was celebrating his 34th birthday Sunday when he allegedly tried to outrun police on his ATV. Merseth reportedly ran a stop light and then rammed several squad cars with the ATV as the early morning chase wound through multiple yards and farm fields. When the chase ended Merseth is said to have told an officer he didn’t stop “because I’m stupid.” He allegedly admitted that he had been drinking. His blood alcohol level at the time was .18, over twice the legal limit for driving.