Letcher Man Leads Authorities On Chase
by Jill Johnson
October 20, 2013 9:00 PM
A Letcher man is behind bars after leading authorities on a high speed chase Sunday night.
According to the South Dakota Highway Patrol, a trooper tried to stop 60-year-old Bruce Pueppke for driving around 105 miles an hour on Interstate 90 near Mitchell, but Pueppke accelerated.
The patrol says they were involved in a pursuit with the Porsche for several minutes. The trooper followed his vehicle to a home just North of Mitchell near 247th Street and Highway 37.
The trooper then waited for help to arrive. The home was locked.
Authorities later found Pueppke hiding in a tree belt, covered in grass.