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Man arrested after vehicle theft

A Cannon Falls man accused of stealing a minivan and driving drunk in it was arrested early Wednesday in Cannon Falls Township.

Goodhue County deputies said a Cannon Falls Township man reported at 1:47 a.m. that a group of people was banging on his front door. Some suspects left as police headed to the residence, but one man allegedly stayed and stole a minivan parked at Kenneth Hunt's residence.

Officers en route passed the suspect vehicle and followed it as the suspect, Timothy Banks, 21, drove it back to the Hunt residence. He was arrested on suspicion of motor vehicle theft, fleeing police, fourth-degree DWI and driving after suspension. Officers said Banks and others in the group knew Hunt's son.

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