One Arrested after Vehicle Pursuit Monday in Albert Lea

Jose Martinez, age 31, was arrested after leading Albert Lea Police and Freeborn County Sheriff’s deputies on a vehicle pursuit.  Martinez, who has an active felony arrest warrant out of Mower County and No valid driver’s license, was spotted driving a 2006 Buick Lucerne on SE Broadway Ave in Albert Lea at 12:19pm Monday. An Albert Lea Police Officer attempted to initiate a traffic stop when Martinez increased speed and fled in the vehicle.  Martinez traveled East on Main Street and eventually turned northbound on I-35 with two flat tires.  Martinez crashed his vehicle into the median barrier cables just south of MN State Highway 30.  He was taken into custody without incident.  Martinez is being held on charges of fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle, possession of Methamphetamine and driving while impaired