Pursuit ends in arrest of Godfrey

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

On Sunday, April 19 at approximately 12:17 a.m., the Spirit Lake Police Department attempted to make a traffic stop on a yellow 1984 Ford F-150. The vehicle failed to stop for officers and led them on a pursuit northbound on Highway 86 from Vick's Corner.

The vehicle left the roadway and overturned in the 1000 block of Highway 86.

Gregory Allen Godfrey, 47, of Estherville was identified as the driver of the vehicle. He was transported to Lakes Regional Healthcare for his injuries. Godfrey was later released from the hospital, arrested and charged with the following: operating without registration, eluding police, reckless driving, driving while revoked, no insurance, no SR-22 insurance and open container.

The Spirit Lake Police Department was assisted by the Dickinson County Sheriff's Office, Lake Park Police Department and Lakes Regional Health.

It should be noted that a criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.