Man Faces Charges After Fleeing From Police
An Aberdeen man is facing multiple charges after he fled from police shortly after he picked up his 11-year-old niece from school, police said.
Brett Aaron Waremburg, 20, was charged with felony child abuse, felony speeding to elude arrest, driving while impaired, reckless driving to endanger, driving after consuming alcohol under age 21 and criminal damage to property.
The incident occurred about 2:50 p.m. Monday when Aberdeen police received a report of an apparently 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 Maple as another officer joined the pursuit. The chase ended when Waremburg ran off the road near Aberdeen Lake Park.
"He went over an embankment, hit a magnolia tree and the vehicle caught fire," Deputy Police Chief Jim Foster said.
Waremburg refused treatment at the scene, and his niece suffered minor injuries, Foster said.
The officer driving the cruiser that struck the hydrant was treated and released at Moore Regional Hospital and returned to work Tuesday.
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