Suspect jumps from car after I-494 chase from Rogers to Plymouth

A multi-vehicle crash following a high-speed chase forced police to shut down part of I-494 in Plymouth on Thursday evening, and a suspect was photographed jumping from the SUV after it crashed. VIEW PHOTOS

The whole chase and aftermath was caught on video, view it here RAW DASH CAM VIDEO

At 6:01 p.m., Rogers police received a call about an attempted home break-in on Jodis Drive. The house is currently boarded up by police as it has been a scene of frequent police activity. The caller described the suspect vehicle as a white SUV, later identified as a Suzuki Grand Vitara, and police attempted to stop it after it had left the house, but instead, a high-speed chase ensued.

The suspect, Bradley Olson, 24, led police on I-94 eastbound to I-494 with speeds reaching 120 mph. The chase ended in a 4-vehicle crash on southbound I-494 between Bass Lake Road and Rockford Road. Two people were inside the suspect car when it crashed. The passenger, 27-year-old Mitchell D. Matthees from Rogers, Minn., got out and attempted to flee, but was apprehended.  Olsen, from Dresser, Wis., was pinned and had to be extricated by the Plymouth Fire Department. Both were transported to North Memorial Hospital.

The Suzuki struck two other vehicles in the crash, and Plymouth, Minn. driver David Deneui, 54, suffered non-life threatening injuries after being struck. The Suzuki rolled and came to rest on the driver side south of 49th Avenue. Debris from the crash struck and damaged a fourth vehicle.

Upon searching the car, police discovered stolen property including cell phones and credit cards that did not come from the house in Rogers. Officials had to keep the road closed to gather all of the stolen items and drugs flying from the vehicle, and the gusty winds didn't help.

While police attempted to clean up the debris and drugs, a driver with an infant in the back seat tried to drive on the shoulder and get around traffic before police stopped her. A preliminary breath test recorded a 0.24 percent BAC.

Matthees license has been revoked and he has several traffic offenses on his record while Olsen has been convicted of fifth-degree felony drug possession, felony vehicle theft, petty misdemeanor drug possession, among other offenses. Olsen was recently released from the hospital and Matthees has been booked at the Hennepin County Jail.

Olsen is now being charged with fleeing an officer in a vehicle, while Mathees has not been charged with any crime.

Video, in part, courtesy Ben Caplette

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