DODGE CENTER, Minn. (AP) — Authorities in Minnesota say an 11-year-old boy is in custody after stealing a cement truck from a contractor and leading officers on a chase.
Sheriff's officials say the chase started about 3 p.m. Sunday in Dodge Center when the boy drove the truck onto Highway 14 toward Byron.
A State Patrol helicopter tracked the truck by air. Officers followed on the ground where speeds reached 65 to 70 mph. Two squad cars were damaged during the pursuit.
The chase went on for about an hour before the boy was arrested at a dead end street.
Kasson Police Officer Gary Scofield, whose squad car was rammed by the suspect during the chase, tells The Associated Press the driver was an 11-year-old boy.