Winona Police say a 25-year-old Winona man was jailed early Saturday after a brief high speed chase and a scuffle that resulted in injuries to a police officer.
Deputy Chief Tom Williams says it began about 12:45 am when an officer observed Patrick Julius Walker drive a vehicle away from the Broadway and Mankato Avenue Kwik Trip after the officer determined Walker had no valid driver's license.
Williams said the chase reached upwards of 60 miles an hour through some side streets and that's when the officer gave up the pursuit.
Having been to Walker's known address earlier in the evening, where Walker was cited for having a loud party, the officer parked his squad at that residence and waited.
About 45 minutes later, Walker showed up at the residence and when the officer tried to arrest him a scuffle broke out.
Three other officers responded to the scene. During the scuffle the first officer sustained a sprained thump.
Walker was cited initially with fleeing in a motorvehicle, obstructing the legal process, and 4th degree felony assault on a police officer.
The case is being reviewed by the county attorney's office.