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Published March 01, 2011, 08:00 AM

Minn. family chases driver after near-collision

WADENA, Minn. (AP) — A central Minnesota family went driving for justice after avoiding a head-on collision with an allegedly drunken driver. James Dykoff (DY'-kahf) of Hewitt was driving with his pregnant wife Kelly and their three young children on Highway 71 outside of Wadena last month when Dykoff says he saw a car in his lane coming straight at him.

James Dykoff (DY'-kahf) of Hewitt was driving with his pregnant wife Kelly and their three young children on Highway 71 outside of Wadena last month when Dykoff says he saw a car in his lane coming straight at him.

While Dykoff was able to avoid a collision, he tells KSAX-TV he felt he "had to do something." So the family began chasing the other car.

During the chase, Dykoff's wife began having contractions. But the contractions stopped and she did not go into labor.

The family followed the car into Wadena where police arrested the other driver. Police Chief Bruce Uselman (OO'-suhl-muhn) says the arrested man had a blood-alcohol concentration of 0.16 percent — twice Minnesota's legal limit — and faces DWI charges.

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