Aberdeen Man Faces Multiple Charges After Car Chase
An Aberdeen man is facing multiple charges, including driving while impaired and felony child abuse, after he fled from police shortly after he picked up his 11-year-old niece from school, police said.
Brett Aaron Waremburg, 20, was arrested and charged with felony child abuse, felony speeding to elude arrest, DWI, reckless driving to endanger, driving after consuming alcohol under age 21 and criminal damage to property.
The incident happened around 2:50 p.m. Monday when Aberdeen police received a report of an apparent intoxicated individual who picked up a child at Aberdeen Elementary School.
An officer pulled Waremburg over at Elm Street near U.S. 1, police said. When the officer approached the vehicle, Waremburg drove away. The officer pursued the vehicle down Elm to Summit Street. Turning onto Summit, the officer lost control of his cruiser and struck a fire hydrant.
The suspect continued down Summit and turned on Walnut, where the chase ended.
“He went over an embankment, hit a magnolia tree and the vehicle caught fire,” said Jim Foster, Aberdeen deputy police chief.
Waremburg refused treatment at the scene and his niece suffered non-life threatening injuries, Foster said.
The officer driving the cruiser that struck the hydrant was treated and released at Moore County Regional Hospital and returned to work Tuesday.
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