Rapid City police pursuit of teenagers ends in flames; 18-year-old driver in serious condition

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RAPID CITY, South Dakota — Three teenagers have been arrested in Rapid City after leading police on a brief chase that ended with their car in flames.

The Rapid City Journal reports (http://bit.ly/1uP1E6h ) a Rapid City police officer tried to pull over 18-year-old Robert Young Dog Jr. around 2 a.m. Friday. Police say he was driving erratically.

The officer estimates Young Dog was driving 50 mph before his car went airborne and crashed into a tree. Police say the car then caught fire.

The newspaper says Young Dog is in serious condition. It's unclear the condition of the other two passengers.

Police have charged Young Dog with four crimes, including DUI and aggravated eluding. Officers also cited 18-year-old Laycie Williams for underage consumption and the 17-year-old passenger for underage drinking and marijuana possession.

Information from: Rapid City Journal, http://www.rapidcityjournal.com

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