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Published May 13, 2011, 12:26 PM

Driver of vehicle clocked at 122 mph on I-94 hospitalized after hitting ditch

FARGO – The Cass County Sheriff’s Office says the driver of a vehicle last clocked going 122 mph as he allegedly fled a traffic stop early today was hospitalized after the vehicle hit the ditch on Interstate 94 mph.

By: Forum staff reports, INFORUM

FARGO – The Cass County Sheriff’s Office says the driver of a vehicle last clocked going 122 mph as he allegedly fled a traffic stop early today was hospitalized after the vehicle hit the ditch on Interstate 94 mph.

Deputy Myron Canales said his patrol car’s radar initially clocked the vehicle going 101 mph on westbound I-94 at Casselton at about 1:40 a.m.

Canales tried to initiate a traffic stop, but the vehicle sped up and was last clocked at 122 mph, according to a news release from Sgt. Mitch Burris.

After about three minutes, Canales backed off and turned off his flashing lights and siren, he said. He observed the taillights of the vehicle veer into the ditch at the Wheatland/Chaffee exit on I-94, he said, noting the car knocked over two reflective posts.

The driver, Waylan Cody, 26, of Fargo, was airlifted by LifeFlight helicopter to Sanford Medical Center in Fargo, where a doctor found no apparent injuries, Canales said. Cody was arrested on suspicion of DUI, driving under suspension, fleeing and reckless driving, according to the news release.

A female passenger in Cody’s vehicle sustained a small cut on her ear, Canales said. She was transported by Casselton Ambulance to Sanford.

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