17 year old pleads not guilty in Grand Rapids high speed chase

By KBJR News 1

17 year old pleads not guilty in Grand Rapids high speed chase

October 16, 2013 Updated Oct 16, 2013 at 11:45 AM CST

Grand Rapids, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- A teenager accused of leading police on a high speed chase in Grand Rapids back in July has pleaded not guilty in court.

The 17 year old pleaded not guilty to Domestic Assault, three counts of use of Deadly Force Against a Peace Officer, one count of Fleeing a Peace Officer in a Motor Vehicle, one misdemeanor of Duty to Drive with Due Care and one misdemeanor 4th Degree Driving While Impaired.

These charges stem from a high speed chase in Grand Rapids back in July that reached speeds upward of 100 miles per hour.

One officer opened fire in an attempt to end the pursuit. Officer Saw was put on paid administrative leave, however an investigation revealed that the officer and his use of force was reasonable.

Prosecutors had filed for a motion to try the teen as an adult, however Judge Jon Maturi denied that request.

The 17 year old will be back in court on November 5th for an omnibus hearing.

Posted to the web by Krista Burns
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