An Anoka man was high and led police on a high-speed chase, causing him to crash into another vehicle carrying a family of five. The criminal complaint says that police tried to pull over Arian Kaleb Schultz, 24, on January 19.
During this attempted traffic stop, Schultz accelerated to a very high rate of speed. Officers chased him and, according to the complaint, Schultz was weaving in and out of traffic from the southbound lane to the northbound lane of 7th Avenue. Schultz would then run a red light at Main Street and crash into the vehicle carrying three children and their parents.
Police say that Schultz tried to flee, but the officer caught him. He was found to have two hypodermic needles in the front pockets of his shorts, according to the complaint. Schultz admitted to officers that he had used marijuana, meth, and alcohol. Authorities said that one of the three children in the vehicle had to have staples for a head injury that occurred because of the crash.
Schultz has now been charged with criminal vehicular operation and fleeing police officers. None of the other occupants in the vehicle sustained injuries, neither did Schultz.