Rochester, MN (KROC AM News) -  A Stewartville man who crashed his pickup truck early Saturday was taken to St. Marys for treatment of suspected serious injuries. And for some reason, he was half-naked when a deputy arrived at the scene of the crash. The officer says the man was not wearing any pants.

The Olmsted County Sheriff’s office says the truck driven by 25-year-old Paul Engel left the road, went into a ditch and rolled several times. The crash happened near Pleasant Grove. A spokesman says Engel showed signs of impairment but refused to take a breath test. The spokesman says Engel is expected to face a DUI charge.

A Rochester man was arrested early Saturday after leading an officer on a short chase.

A county deputy tried to make a traffic stop of a car whose driver ran a red light on South Broadway and was speeding. The driver took off at speeds in excess of 60 mph on 6th St SW near the Edison Building and the deputy broke off the chase. A short while later, a city police officer spotted the car near Rochester Meats and the driver pulled over. The driver - 42-year-old Carlos Blair - told the officer he fled the deputy because he had an open beer in his car and didn’t want to go to jail.

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