Lake Crystal Man Car Chase 10 Jan 13

A Lake Crystal man faces multiple charges after allegedly attempting to flee from a state trooper over the weekend. The incident happened early Sunday morning near Madison Lake. 30-year-old Jamie Lee Deree allegedly hit speeds of at least 107 miles-per-hour in an attempt to escape the trooper. Deree has reportedly admitted to law enforcement to drinking as many as 8 beers prior to the car chase, as well as and smoking marijuana. Authorities say he had a blood-alcohol level of .16, or twice the legal limit for driving, when he was apprehended at just before 3:30am. He remains in custody in the Blue Earth County Jail.