An Ethan teen is charged with aggravated eluding after running from law enforcement and driving more than 50 mph over the posted speed limit.
Kane McBrayer, 19, was driving on S.D. Highway 42 by Ethan on Dec. 5 when a Davison County Sheriff's deputy clocked him driving 96 mph in a 40 mph zone. According to court documents, McBrayer rapidly accelerated after turning onto another road, causing law enforcement to pursue with emergency lights activated. But, McBrayer continued driver fast and left skid marks at an intersection that prompted law enforcement to end the pursuit for safety reasons, according to court documents.
Two deputies met up in Ethan after a second deputy also tried to stop McBrayer. A resident reported to law enforcement that McBrayer's vehicle had pulled into a garage in Ethan. The deputies approached the vehicle and while interviewing a female in the front seat, McBrayer spoke with the deputies and admitted to being the driver. He also said he knew law enforcement had tried to stop him twice.
"Mr. McBrayer also said that he ran because he knew he had warrants, that he didn't have a license, and that he was probably still on probation," according to court documents.
The deputy confirmed all three issues through dispatch and arrested McBrayer for speeding, reckless driving and no valid driver's license -- all misdemeanors -- and for aggravated eluding, a felony.
The eluding charge carries a maximum penalty upon conviction of two years in prison and a $4,000 fine.