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Police discover driver had stolen vehicle during pursuit

By KBJR News 1

Police discover driver had stolen vehicle during pursuit

May 19, 2014 Updated May 20, 2014 at 10:44 AM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- Duluth Police attempted to stop a vehicle swerving in and out of traffic and speeding, but the driver wouldn't stop.

This led to a pursuit from I–35 northbound at 21st Ave. W to Central Ave. at approximately 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 15.

During the pursuit, police discovered the vehicle was stolen. Sir Jeffrey Smith, a 39–year–old Duluth man, was the driver of the allegedly stolen vehicle.

He now faces charges of fleeing an officer in a motor vehicle, theft of a motor vehicle, reckless driving and driving after suspension.

He's currently in the St. Louis County jail with bail set at $10,000. His omnibus hearing is June 4.

Ramona Marozas
Rmarozas@kbjr.com