Warroad Man Sentenced to Prison for St. Cloud Police Chase
ST. CLOUD -- A Warroad man has been sentenced to just under two years in prison after leading police on a chase through St. Cloud last February.
Thirty-five-year-old Bounkieng Sinthavong pleaded guilty to fleeing police in late July. He was sentenced to 20 months in prison with 156 days credit for time served.
The incident began when an off-duty St. Cloud Police officer saw a vehicle that had been reported stolen. Responding officers arrived on scene and tried to stop the vehicle, but Sinthavong refused to pull over.
During a short pursuit Sinthavong drove into a squad car causing his vehicle to stop. Both vehicles had minor damage and no one was hurt.