A Richfield man has been charged with leading police on a high-speed chase while in a go-kart.
Harry Lee Bostick, 30, is charged with fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle, a felony with a maximum penalty of three years in prison and a $5,000 fine.
A Hennepin County sheriff’s deputy was southbound on Portland Avenue just before 3 p.m. Nov. 12 when he spotted a black go-kart in the 6400 block, heading north on Portland, according to the criminal complaint, signed by Hennepin County Sheriff’s Deputy Erik McKloskey.
Because the go-kart had no lights, license or registration, the deputy turned his squad car around, activated his emergency lights and began pursuing the vehicle.
The deputy watched as the go-kart driver, later identified as Bostick, appeared to speed up. The go-kart drove through several red lights as it sped away, according to the complaint.
The deputy turned on his siren and continued chasing the go-kart, which made several fast turns, eventually pulling in behind a garage in the 6000 block of 10th Avenue South, the complaint says.
Bostick was arrested without incident.
Bostick has been released from custody on a $20,000 bond. An omnibus hearing in his case is scheduled Dec. 13 in Hennepin County District Court.