DICKINSON COUNTY, Mich. (WLUC) - UDATE: 7/23, 1:34 p.m.- Julian Alfred Lara pleaded no contest to vehicle operator flee and eluding an officer, a class I felony. All other charges were dropped.
UPDATE: 2/27 - Julian Alfred Lara appeared by video in Florence County for his first appearance in court.
Lara is charged with fleeing and eluding an officer in a vehicle, possession of THC, and possession of a controlled substance.
A preliminary exam is scheduled for March 19.
UPDATE: 2/21- Julian Alfred Lara, 20, is being charged currently in Florence County for leading police on a chase starting in Kingsford, Michigan and ending in Florence, Wisconsin.
Florence has only filed the following charges against Lara:
Failure to stop
Operating without a valid license
Operating with PAC greater than or equal to 0.08
Operating while intoxicated first degree
Lara's intake date is April 9 at 9:00 AM.
No official charges have been filed yet in Dickinson County.
Kingsford Public Safety has arrested the driver of a vehicle in connection to a pursuit that crossed state lines.
Police say on February 18 around 2:46 AM, officers attempted to stop a vehicle for a traffic violation. The vehicle refused to stop and a pursuit ensued into Wisconsin. During the pursuit, the Florence County Sheriff’s Department deployed stop sticks which disabled the vehicle. There was a short foot pursuit with the driver of the vehicle, where he was apprehended without further incident.
Two passengers in the vehicle were placed in custody without incident and were later released.
The driver of the vehicle was taken into custody by Florence County Sheriff’s Department and will be facing criminal charges in Michigan for fleeing and eluding, resisting and obstructing, and driving without a license.
Officers were assisted by the Dickinson County Sheriff’s Department, the Florence County Sheriff’s Department and the Iron Mountain Police Department.