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Teen Driver Faces Charges Following High-Speed Chase Sunday Near Coon Rapids

A teenage driver faces charges following a high-speed pursuit that began Sunday evening near Coon Rapids. According to the Coon Rapids Police Department, law enforcement received a report a 16-year-old female had taken a relative’s vehicle without permission. Authorities initiated a traffic stop on the car east of town on Highway 141. The driver did not yield to law enforcement’s lights and sirens and fled, reaching speeds over 90 mph. The pursuit continued south on Highway 4 and ended when the vehicle stopped to avoid spike strips deployed by the Guthrie County Sheriff’s Office near Yale. The teen was taken into custody without incident and transported to the Youth Emergency Services (YES) Center pending formal charges.

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