Soybean Field Car Chase 10 Jul 13

An Olivia man made his first appearance in court on Monday after allegedly leading authorities on a car chase through soybean fields near Atwater over the weekend. 44-year-old Gregory Dean Roush has been charged with felony fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle and lesser charges for the incident. A Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s deputy had attempted to stop him for driving with a suspended license on Saturday when Roush allegedly sped away into a soybean field at speeds upwards of 50 miles-per-hour. His vehicle had allegedly gone onto a driveway and almost hit two people before driving into the field. Roush then apparently turned back onto the driveway, drove over Highway 12 and then into another soybean field for several hundred yards before getting stuck in the ditch while attempting to get back onto Highway 12. Roush was then taken into custody at gunpoint. His bail was set at $20,000 without conditions in court on Monday. His next court appearance is August 5th.