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Mankato woman charged in downtown pursuit, crash

Tierra Birris, Blue Earth County Jail

A  Mankato woman has been charged in connection with a pursuit and a downtown crash last Friday. 

Tierra Monique Birris, 37, was charged Tuesday in Blue Earth County Court with felony counts of 2nd-degree assault, fleeing police, and 1st-degree property damage.  She’s also charged with DWI, 5th-degree assault, reckless driving, and leaving the scene of a crash.

Police say Birris led officers on two pursuits, threw beverage containers at a squad car, sideswiped multiple vehicles downtown, and crashed head-on with a Blue Earth County Sheriff’s car.

Police say Birris displayed several signs of intoxication.  She was transported to a hospital for a medical evaluation but is now in custody at the Blue Earth County Jail.


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