Rochester man sentenced to 19 months in prison for high-speed chase

KuehlROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) — A Rochester man learned his fate after leading deputies on a high-speed chase near Byron.

Brett Kuehl, 25, was sentenced last week to 19 months in prison for a felony charge of motor vehicle theft.

In June, police took Kuehl into custody with the help of a K-9 officer after he fled from a traffic stop in a stolen pickup.

Olmsted County deputies said Kuehl bailed from the truck, ran, and tried to hide underwater in a pond near 60th Avenue Northwest.

A police dog ended up walking on Kuehl’s stomach in the pond and he began punching the dog. The dog bit him in the face and Kuehl was taken to Mayo Clinic Hospital, Saint Marys Campus with non-life-threatening injuries.

As part of his sentence, Kuehl was also ordered to pay more than $6,000 in restitution.


KTTC News, Rochester, MN