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Polk County man drives on frozen St. Croix to escape police


A Polk County man knew his rights and apparently believed they gave him permission not to cooperate with police just after midnight Sunday. But actions taken by the man have landed him in jail.

James S. Meyer, 60, believed to be from St. Croix Falls, was taken into custody in Lakeland around 4 a.m. Sunday after he led police on a chase through the west side of North Hudson and onto the St. Croix River at Ferry Landing Park.

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Meg Heaton
Meg Heaton has been a reporter with the Hudson Star Observer since 1990. She has a bachelor’s degree in anthropology and Native American Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.
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