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Drunk Teen Leads Sioux Falls Police on High Speed Chase

Posted on Jul 21, 2011

A high speed chase in Sioux Falls, SD ended in a crash on Monday, July 11, 2011, leaving an area minor facing serious charges.

According to the South Dakota Highway Patrol, the chase started when police witnessed a car going 92 in a 65 mile per hour zone on I-229 near Minnesota and Cliff Avenues at around 9 a.m. on Monday morning.

When the police tried to pull over the car, the driver refused to cooperate and took off. The high speed chase that followed ended with the driver crashing into a sign at the intersection of Cliff and Second Street.

Aaron Isburg, who works in a grocery store on that corner, witnessed the incident. "All I saw was a car up on the curb right there and then [...] police officers and then they pulled him out of the car," Isburg said.

The driver, who is only 16 years old, faces serious charges as the result of the chase. He has been charged with eluding police and DUI, an especially curious assertion considering the time of day.

We will keep you updated on the progress of the case, as it is ongoing. We are glad that no one was injured, and hope that the driver learns a valuable lesson from the experience.

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