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Police: Man arrested for crashing stolen pickup into semi

A man was arrested for driving under the influence and grand theft after he allegedly refused to stop for police and crashed a stolen vehicle into a semi truck in Mitchell.

A man was arrested for driving under the influence and grand theft after he allegedly refused to stop for police and crashed a stolen vehicle into a semi truck in Mitchell.

Albert Heck, 24, of Mitchell, was allegedly spotted on Oct. 30 by Mitchell police officers driving a pickup truck without the headlights on, court documents state. Police attempted to pull over the vehicle on North Kimball Street, but Heck refused and escaped from view by turning west onto First Avenue, where he allegedly struck a transport semi truck in the 100 block of South Lawler.

The crash caused considerable damage to the semi truck and heavy front-end damage to the pickup, which police later learned was stolen, according to court documents. The truck was valued at more than $1,000.

Heck was charged with grand theft, a class 3 felony punishable upon conviction by up to 15 years in prison and a $30,000 fine; first-offense DUI and eluding, class 1 misdemeanors punishable upon conviction by up to one year in jail and a $2,000 fine; and no driver's license, a class 2 misdemeanor punishable upon conviction by up to 30 days in jail and a $500 fine.

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