HERMAN (AP) -- A convicted felon took a gigantic tractor on a joyride Tuesday, eluding authorities for nearly two hours on rural roads in western Minnesota and northeastern South Dakota.
Deputies were baffled as to how to stop the tractor, which plugged along at speeds of just over 20 mph and crushed a squad car with its 6-foot tires.
The 20-mile chase ended at the White Rock Hutterite Colony in South Dakota when the tractor swung around and plowed into the back of the squad car. The tractor then squashed two parked pickup trucks, jackknifing a hitched plow, which stopped the vehicle.
The 29-year-old driver was taken to the Roberts County jail in Sisseton, S.D. Roberts County Sheriff Rick Moen said that alcohol was involved.
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