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Man steals semi in Minnesota, leads police on chase, crashes into school in Missouri, troopers say

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A Minnesota man was arrested in Missouri on Tuesday after allegedly stealing a semi truck and leading police on a pursuit in St. Louis County prior to crashing into a school building.

Shortly after 4 p.m. on April 11, the Missouri State Highway Patrol (MHSP) received a call from a trucking company about a bobtail truck stolen out of Minnesota.

The trucking company owner advised MSHP that the truck was equipped with a GPS tracker and was traveling on I-64 out of Illinois.

MSHP located the truck on I-64 at Highway K, but the driver of the truck refused to pull over.

During the police chase that ensued, Fox2Now reports that the truck reached speeds up to 75 m.p.h.

Troopers say that the truck exited I-64 at Mason Road and traveled southbound on Mason, then it entered Mason Ridge Elementary parking lot and struck a dumpster and side of the school.

After crashing, the suspect then fled on foot and was apprehended by police without further incident.

MSHP identified the man as a 31 year old male from Remer, Minnesota. He was booked into the St. Charles Co. Jail awaiting formal charges.

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