Hayfield Man Accused of Ramming Squad Car, Fleeing
Hayfield, MN (KROC-AM News)- A Hayfield man is facing three felony charges related to an arrest in Dodge County over the weekend.
The criminal complaint filed Monday morning against 31-year-old Chad Cordie accuses him of fleeing Dodge County Sheriff’s Deputies before ramming their squad vehicles in Hayfield around 10:15 p.m. Saturday. The incident began when authorities were dispatched to the report of a violation of a Domestic Assault No Contact Order (DANCO) violation at a Hayfield pub.
A responding deputy found the vehicle driving near the pub and initiated a traffic stop in a nearby parking lot. Cordie then exited his vehicle and began making what the deputy described as “bizarre statements,” that led authorities to suspect Cordie was under the influence of narcotics, according to the complaint.
A second deputy arrived on scene and that’s when Cordie returned to his vehicle, rammed the squad vehicles then led deputies on a chase through Hayfield that reached speeds of 70 mph. The chase ended when Cordie crashed into a garbage can and the vehicle of the woman who had the DANCO against him, the charges say.
Cordie initially refused to exit his vehicle before eventually surrendering to deputies. He was arraigned in Dodge County Court Monday.
Prosecutors have charged Cordie with first-degree assault, felony fleeing, first-degree damage to property and misdemeanor DANCO violation. A judge set his bail at $50,000 and his next court appearance is scheduled for November 28.