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16-Year-Old Boy From St. Cloud Being Charged After Allegedly Fleeing Police

ST. CLOUD – A 16-year-old boy from St. Cloud was arrested on Friday night after he allegedly ran from police in his vehicle after officers attempted to pull him over.

The incident happened at about 11:30 p.m. in the 1000 block of Riverside Drive Southeast.

Speeds of the chase reached 65 MPH before the driver lost control and hit a light pole and a tree. The suspect then attempted to run from police on foot but was caught by Officers.

A passenger in the vehicle, 18-year-old Alanna Schmatz was taken to St. Cloud hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

The juvenile driver is facing charges of fleeing police in a motor vehicle, criminal vehicular operation, 4th degree DUI, driving after revocation and stop sign violation.

Officers originally wanted to stop the vehicle for squealing its tires and driving over a curb.

Police are looking to find a 3rd passenger in the vehicle who ran from the crash on foot. Anyone with information is asked to contact St. Cloud Police at 320-251-1200 or the Tri-County Crimestoppers at 320-255-1301 or on their website.

Crime tips can also be texted to the Tri-County Crimestoppers. Enter 274637 (“Crimes”) into the destination box, start your text with TRITIP, enter a space, then type in the tip information.

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