- Associated Press - Saturday, May 2, 2015

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) - Police say a 16-year-old was drunk when he stole a Dubuque street sweeper, led officers on a short chase and then crashed into a tree, utility pole and parked car.

The Dubuque Telegraph Herald reports (https://bit.ly/1JgGWCP ) that the chase and crash happened just after 2 a.m. Friday.

Police say the teen ran away from a group home. An officer spotted the street sweeper swerving on a city street and tried to pull it over, but the driver would not stop. The chase reached speeds of nearly 50 mph.

The teen suffered minor injuries. He’s charged with litany of offenses, including operating while intoxicated, driving a motor vehicle without the owner’s consent and eluding police.

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Information from: Telegraph Herald, https://www.thonline.com


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