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Rochester, MN (KROC News) - A Rochester man with two previous DWI convictions is now facing a felony charge for allegedly fleeing from police last week.

30-year-old Alexander Neil Schrock has been charged with the felony count of fleeing police in a motor vehicle, two gross misdemeanor DWI offenses, and another gross misdemeanor for carrying a gun without a permit. He was released without bail following his arraignment and is due back in court for a procedural hearing later this month.


The criminal complaint says Schrock was arrested late on the night of November 7th after a Rochester Police officer on patrol attempted to pull him over for having an inoperable brake light. The charges allege Schrock responded by accelerating to about 50 mph in a 30-mile-per-hour zone and driving through a stop sign at an intersection in northwest Rochester.

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Kim David/TSM

The court document indicates Schrock eventually stopped in a residential parking area and the officer immediately detected a strong odor of alcohol coming from the vehicle when he made contact with him. The criminal complaint also states that the officer described Schrock's eyes as being bloodshot and watery before he was placed under arrest.


While searching the vehicle, the officer reported that he spotted five bullets sitting loosely within the immediate reach of the driver. He then unlocked the glove box in the vehicle and discovered a 38-caliber revolver.

Schrock's previous DWI convictions occurred in 2016 and 2018.

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