Teen Arrested After Stealing Vehicle, Leading Police on Chase

AUSTIN, MN – A 17-year-old from Austin is facing several charges after authorities say he stole a jeep and lead them on a chase.

Austin Police say it happened Sunday morning near the 400 block of Maurice Avenue when a resident reported their black 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee had been taken.

Law enforcement says the vehicle took off and that lead them on a chase through a neighborhood. The driver of the vehicle stopped in a parking lot and then took off. Police say they arrested him a short time later. Authorities say alcohol was detected on the driver.

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