Two arrested in Devils Lake after high speed chase

Staff reports

Charges have been leveled against two people involved in a high-speed chase south of Devils Lake early today, at speeds that approached 100 mph.

Police received a report of an impaired driver coming up Highway 20 south into town. They responded to intercept the vehicle near Wally's Supermarket, however, the driver took off and led the officers on a chase that ended near the National Guard Camp entrance.

The car was driven by Nathan J. Smith of Bismarck, who was charged with fleeing, DUI, driving under suspension, no liability insurance and was served with a warrant from Burleigh County.

Iris Black of St. Michael was a passenger in the car and faces charges of driving under suspension after briefly taking off in the car while the authorities were interviewing Smith. She was also charged with giving false information to an officer.

There were two others in the vehicle who were not charged.

Devils Lake police, Ramsey County Sheriff's officers and the ND Highway Patrol all responded to this incident.