Ward County Sheriff’s Department
On September 27th, 2023, at approximately 3:39 pm, the Ward County Sheriff’s Department responded to NE Minot for a report of a male slumped over the wheel of a vehicle parked in the street. When deputies got on scene, they observed the driver slumped in the driver’s seat with suspected drug paraphernalia in his mouth. Deputies knocked on the window, which resulted in the driver becoming alert, noticing the deputy and they began to flee.
A deputy on scene had tire deflation spikes which they deployed and successfully deflated one tire. A pursuit then continued for about an hour through multiple areas of Minot until it ended in NE Minot with the driver running on foot. They were then apprehended a short while later. There was no property damage except to the fleeing vehicle from the drivers own actions and tire spikes deflating the tires. Tire deflation spikes were used on the vehicle multiple times. There were no reported injuries to the public or suspect.
The driver of the motor vehicle was identified as 32-year-old Jared Patterson and he was arrested for the following offenses:
- Fleeing in a motor vehicle
- Refusal to halt
- Driving under suspension
- Driving under the influence
- Aggravated Reckless Driving
- Reckless Endangerment
- Possession of Marijuana
- Possession of Marijuana paraphernalia
- Possession of Schedule 2 drug paraphernalia (2 counts)
Patterson also had two active arrest warrants.