Driver Leads Police on Chase Through Benton County [VIDEO]
FOLEY -- A Montana man is jailed after leading Benton County authorities on a lengthy chase Saturday night.
A sergeant with the Benton County Sheriff's Office found a vehicle parked along the shoulder on County Road 12 just after 11:00 Saturday night. Sheriff Troy Heck says the officer made contact with the driver and noticed signs of intoxication. The man gave the officer his name which later turned out to be false.
As the sergeant was checking to confirm the man's identity, he sped away. The officer gave chase as the driver headed into the city of Rice. A Rice police officer tried to block the roadway on County Road 2, but the suspect drove around the squad car. He continued along County Road 2 until spike strips deflated one of his tires at the intersection of Highway 25. The driver failed to stop and headed into Mille Lacs County where he turned down a gravel road.
After a short distance, the driver abandoned the vehicle and fled the car on foot. A police dog then found him hiding in the weeds.
Officers arrested 48-year-old Scott Lamm of Babb, Montana and booked him into the Benton County Jail on fleeing police, false name to police and several driving violations.