According to Blue Earth County Sheriff’s officials, a 23-year-old man was arrested early Sunday morning following a crash and police chase.
A deputy said Daniel Basung of Mankato crashed into a light pole and the decorative limestone rock in the area of Cherry and Front Streets downtown and then sped off.
After a chase that lasted about five minutes, investigators say the deputy was able to end the chase using the PIT maneuver near South 4th and Lincoln Streets.
Basung was arrested and is facing charges of running from police, DWI, driving without a valid license, and hit and run.
A 28-year-old female passenger was released at the scene with no charges. Deputies say no one was injured in the incident and the patrol vehicle and suspect vehicle received only minor damage from the PIT manuever.