Teen Accused of High Speed Chase in Grand Rapids May Be Tried as Adult

By KBJR News 1

Teen Accused of High Speed Chase in Grand Rapids May Be Tried as Adult

August 14, 2013 Updated Aug 14, 2013 at 5:55 PM CDT

Grand Rapids, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- The 17 year old suspect accused of leading police on a high speed chase in Grand Rapids could be tried as an adult.

The teen is charged with 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.

During today's hearing in Itasca County Juvenile Court, a motion was filed for an adult certification. A probation officer will prepare a certification study to determine whether the 17 year old should be tried as an adult.

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.

The 17 year old suspect is expected to be back in court next month.

Posted to the web by Krista Burns
kburns@kbjr.com

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