Faribault Police report a 21 year old Faribault man crashed his vehicle into a tree following an attempt to flee officers last night. Police Chief Andy Bohlen tells KDHL/POWER 96 they have not been able to determine why he tried to get away.  Bohlen says approximately 11:19 last night officers attempted to stop a vehicle that was in North Alexander Park after hours.

Bohlen reports the vehicle fled and "made circles around Northwest Faribault and at one point police lost sight.  The vehicle collided with a tree near the intersection of 6th Street and 1st Avenue Northwest."  The driver, Mursal Ahmed was taken into custody and an adult female passenger and Ahmed were treated for injuries.  The Faribault Police Chief says the injuries were not serious according to the officer reports.

Bohlen adds Ahmed had a valid drivers license and they hope to find out why he attempted to elude authorities.

Faribault Intersection Where Fleeing Vehicle Struck Tree- photo by Gordy Kosfeld