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Stolen vehicle leads state patrol on high speed chase

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A 20-year-old Boyceville man is facing charges of felony eluding and operating a motor vehicle without the owner’s consent after allegedly leading law enforcement officers on a high speed chase through eastern St. Croix County early Wednesday morning.


Austin G. Szewcik allegedly fled a Wisconsin State Trooper who tried to pull him over at about 3:10 a.m. on I-94 near the Dunn/St. Croix County line for equipment violations, including an out headlamp and loud exhaust.

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Sarah Young
Sarah Young was appointed the editor of the Pierce County Herald in February 2015. She joined RiverTown Multimedia in October 2013 as a news reporter for the New Richmond News, where she covered community events, spot news and education in Hammond, Roberts, Somerset and St. Croix County Circuit Court. Previously she free-lanced for the River Falls Journal, Hudson Star-Observer, RiverTown special publications and the Superior Catholic Herald. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Spanish and French in 2001. She completed a minor in journalism in 2004. She lives in Prescott with her 2-year-old daughter Carolina.  
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