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MADISON LAKE — A suspected impaired driver is in custody after a 5-mile chase through the Madison Lake area Friday morning.

Blue Earth County sheriff’s deputies and Eagle Lake police officers responded to a report of a woman who fell down outside an SUV parked on the side of Le Ray Township Road 295 on the south side of Madison Lake around 11:45 a.m.

The SUV was leaving as officers arrived and the driver would not stop, according to a Sheriff’s Office news release.

The driver traveled eastbound onto Highway 60 and reached a speed of about 70 mph before pulling over 2 miles into Le Sueur County. There were no injuries or property damage.

Alysa Marie Hoeppner, 50, of Janesville, was arrested on anticipated charges of fleeing police and DWI.

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