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Kasson, MN (KROC AM News) - A person drove on Highway 14 from the west side of  Rochester to Kasson Thursday - in the wrong lane.

The person was spotted driving west in the eastbound lanes around 9:00 pm.


An unknown number of vehicles were forced  to drive into the median or ditch to avoid colliding with the driver.  Olmsted and Dodge County deputies began pursuing the vehicle but the driver did not stop. Squad cars were eventually able to surround the vehicle and bring it to a stop east of Kasson. Dodge County Sheriff Scott Rose says an ambulance was requested for the driver, who claimed the incident was  in part due to a medical condition. Rose says “there were indications that impairment may have been a factor.”

The driver was identified as a 25-year-old man from Faribault. It's not known if that's where he was headed to.

He was transported by ambulance to Saint Mary’s Hospital. Rose says a blood sample was obtained and “charges are pending.”

News update:  Another Minnesotan has been killed in a traffic accident.

FILL IN THE BLANK: Rochester has way too many ________.

If someone asked you, "What does Rochester have too many of?", what would you say? I asked that question to people living in the Med City and got quite the list of answers. Some might make you laugh (cause they are true) and others may have you scratching your head a bit because this is the first time you've realized we have a few issues happening in our gorgeous city. Scroll through the list that were sent to me and see how many you agree with.


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