Police searching for suspect after car chase in Grand Forks

GRAND FORKS– Police are searching for a suspect who drove away from a traffic stop and then crashed into a tree Sunday night, Sept. 20.

According to the police department, the incident started shortly after 8 p.m. when an officer attempted to pull over the driver of a tan Ford Explorer in the 1000 block of N 51st Street.

The driver of the car sped away from the stop and the officer followed the car.

After a pursuit lasting several minutes, the driver of the Explorer crashed into a tree in the 3400 block of Gateway Drive.

The driver, who police identified as a man, then ran off on foot into a tree line north of where the crash happened.

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K9 officers were brought in to help search the area, but they were unable to locate the suspect.

If you know anything that could help investigators, you’re asked to call the GFPD at 701-787-8007. You can also submit a tip on the department’s Facebook page, website or through the Tip411 app.