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Teen Steals Street Sweeper, Leads Cops on 50 MPH Chase

Police say a 16-year-old was drunk when he stole a street sweeper, led officers on a short chase and then crashed into a tree, utility pole and parked car. The chase and crash happened just after 2 a.m. Friday. Police say the teen ran away from a group home. An officer spotted the street sweeper swerving on a city street and tried to pull it over, but the driver would not stop. The chase reached speeds of nearly 50 mph. The teen suffered minor injuries. He’s charged with litany of offenses, including operating while intoxicated, driving a motor vehicle without the owner’s consent and eluding police. Get the full story here.

Cops Stop a Guy For Throwing a Beer Can Out of His Car Window and Find a Mobile Meth Lab in His Backseat

It’s wise not to commit minor crimes that get the cops’ attention, especially when you’re also in the process of committing major crimes that they probably wouldn’t have noticed. 33-year-old Bart Jett of Clever, Missouri was driving on Wednesday afternoon and threw a beer can out his window, right in front of some cops. And that was a very un-clever idea, since he had a mobile meth lab in his backseat. He was hit with several drug charges, but at least it looks like they gave him a pass on littering. Get the full story here.

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