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A tow truck reportedly stolen in Mandan after its driver fled east on Interstate 94 was recovered from a slough near McKenzie, according to Sgt. Wade Kadrmas of the North Dakota Highway Patrol.

A North Dakota Highway Patrol trooper attempted to conduct a traffic stop after the vehicle was reported stolen at 12:45 p.m. Monday.

The suspect, in an attempt to elude officers, turned south at Exit 176, then drove off the road into a field. NDHP aircraft and a Burleigh County Sheriffs Department drone located and monitored the suspect as officers closed in to his location, according to a report from the North Dakota Highway Patrol.

The suspect was taken into custody without incident. He was charged with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, fleeing, reckless driving and driving under suspension. 

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