Fleeing NU Police Charge 31 Aug 11

A 19-year-old Sleepy Eye man faces a fleeing a police officer in a motor vehicle charge. Jordan L. Drexler was charged with the felony on Friday in Brown County Court. The incident happened in downtown New Ulm at just before 11:30pm August 15th. A police officer on foot patrol observed a vehicle with a very loud exhaust rapidly accelerating at 1st South and Minnesota Streets and weaving in a careless manner. The officer ordered the driver to stop, but he refused. The vehicle was later found abandoned with the key still in the ignition and the passenger door open. It was impounded and Drexler was later taken into custody.