An eleven year old is in hot water after he swiped a cement truck and led police on an hour long high speed chase yesterday afternoon.
Cement Truck Hit Speeds Of Over 70 MPH
The chase began in Dodge Center, Minnesota, around 3 p.m. when police tried to pull over the cement truck for speeding on Highway 14. The cement truck took off, hitting speeds of over 70 m.p.h. as State Police pursued both on the ground and in a helicopter.
Police said that the young driver swerved all over the road during the chase. One officer remarked, “he’s slamming his hands on the wheel like he stole it or something.” The truck lost a tire, but that did not stop the eleven year old driver.
Eleven Year Old Driver Sideswiped Squad Car During Chase
According to police reports, the driver threatened officers with the cement truck. One officer later said, “He just tried to take out my car. He rubbed the whole passenger side of my squad [car].” In all, two squad cars were damaged during the chase.
A resident who witnessed the chase said that the juvenile seemed to have fun during his joyride: “He was smiling, hooting and hollering…he was having a good time.”
Cement Truck Pursuit Ends In Cul-De-Sac
After driving around the town six or seven times, the cement truck entered a cul-de-sac and became cornered, ending the chase.
No injuries were reported.
The juvenile was arrested and charges are expected to be filed against him sometime today.
The cement truck was stolen from a contractor in Dodge Center.
— KTIV News Four (@ktivnews) March 21, 2016