Red Lake man facing charges after high-speed pursuit through Bemidji Saturday night

A Red Lake man is facing multiple charges after a high-speed pursuit through Bemidji Saturday night.

A criminal complaint filed Monday says a silver vehicle was stopped on Paul Bunyan Drive Southeast for loud exhaust.

The front passenger left the vehicle but was instructed to re-enter by the Bemidji Police officer.

Before the officer could make contact with the driver, he put the vehicle in drive, quickly approaching speeds of 90 miles per hour. The sedan passed vehicles on the right and left and drove through multiple stop signs.

The vehicle eventually got stuck on a curb on Beltrami Avenue at 11th Street. Officers found the vehicle unoccupied but bystanders said the driver fled south on foot.

Thirty-nine-year-old David Bollin was apprehended a short time later, and the owner of the vehicle, Bollin’s mother, was contacted to retrieve the car.

Bollin made his first court appearance Monday and is still in custody at the Beltrami County Jail.


Larissa Donovan is the News Director for the stations of Paul Bunyan Broadcasting and has been, almost without interruption, since Election Day 2016. She covers all the beats in north-central Minnesota, such as local government, crime, education, environment and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University. You can follow along with Larissa's live tweets of meetings and events on Twitter!


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