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Crow Tribe of Montana

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A Hardin boy, 17, who had been eluding his parole officer for several days, led authorities on a high-speed chase between Hardin and Billings June 23. He was arrested on suspicion of criminal endangerment for trying to run over an officer. Crow Agency tribal police attempted to stop the youth after someone saw him doing 60 miles an hour on a residential street during preparations for the Big Horn Days parade. Driving a car taken from a family member without permission, he reached speeds of up to 105 mph on I-90, a Highway Patrol officer said. The teen ran over a spike strip, flattening all four tires, then drove into the median where a patrolman who tried to reach into the car and turn off the engine was dragged several feet. One patrolman faced the vehicle, weapon drawn, but the boy refused to stop. Ten miles east of Billings, a patrolman rammed the car which caught fire from overheating. The teen was not injured, nor were any officers. The teen, whose name was not released, also was ticketed for trying to hit oncoming traffic, driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs and unauthorized use of a vehicle. He was taken to Youth Services in Billings.