Mankato Car Chase Charges 31 Jul 13

A Mankato man was taken into custody after a brief car chase with authorities Monday evening. 33-year-old Preston Michael Overton had allegedly been choking a woman in the parking lot of the Burger King restaurant on Riverfront Drive in Mankato and reportedly left as police were responding to the scene at shortly after 6pm. He led law enforcement officials on a car chase that lasted just a few blocks before he was arrested at about 6:20pm. The woman suffered minor injuries in the altercation. Overton is facing felony charges of fleeing police in a motor vehicle and domestic assault by strangulation.