User uShare Login | Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.

35° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options


TEMPERATURE LOCATION | Sioux Falls News & Weather, South Dakota News & Weather, Minnesota and Iowa News

[0] My Saved Articles
Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!


Larsen-Smith Charged With Eluding Police Before

December 21, 2009, 5:15 PM by Ben Dunsmoor

Larsen-Smith Charged With Eluding Police Before
The 30 year old who the Highway Patrol says led a trooper on a high speed chase Friday met with investigators in the hospital Monday, but police say Jason Larsen-Smith isn't cooperating.

The chase lasted eight minutes early Friday morning and reached speeds of 75 miles per hour. It ended when Larsen-Smith's SUV 'T-boned' a pick-up truck, killing 62-year-old Curtis Neuharth. But apparently, it isn't the first time Larsen-Smith has been part of a pursuit.

When KELOLAND News dug further into his criminal record it shows back in July of 1999 he was charged with attempting to elude police. That was the same time he was charged with his fourth DUI. The eluding police charge was eventually dismissed because Larsen-Smith pleaded guilty to driving drunk, but it was actually a second time he was charged with running from authorities. 

Just a year earlier, in October of 1998 he was also charged with running from police, but that charge was also dismissed when he pleaded guilty to his third DUI. So, in a span of nine months, Larsen-Smith was convicted of his third and fourth DUI, and charged twice with trying to run from police. 

Sioux Falls Police Lieutenant Jerome Miller says as part of the investigation into Friday's crash he wants to talk with the officers who have had contact with Larsen-Smith over the past several years. He wants to know the circumstances of the arrests in those cases to determine whether that information is useful surrounding this case.

It's unclear when the police investigation will be done, but his blood alcohol level isn't expected to be available until at least Thursday, possibly not until next week.

At that point the report will be back from the state lab in Pierre.

Previous Story

Next Story




You may also like

Snow Forecasted For Sioux Falls, Sioux City On Friday

11/19/2015 6:28 AM

Areas of southeast South Dakota will be under its first winter storm watch of the season.

Full Story
Roslyn Man Arrested In Shooting

11/21/2015 4:46 PM

A Roslyn, South Dakota man is accused of trying to kill another man overnight.

Full Story
Ronald Neels Sentenced To 75 Years In Prison

11/23/2015 5:59 PM

For more than a decade, nobody knew Ronald Neels was sexually abusing a victim inside his home near Garretson. The victim never said anything about th...

Full Story | Watch
Sioux Falls Issues Snow Alert

11/20/2015 11:00 AM

The City of Sioux Falls has declared a snow alert after heavy snow across the city Friday.

Full Story
Joseph Patterson Sentenced To Life In Prison

11/19/2015 3:55 PM

A judge has sentenced a man who was found guilty in the death of a two-year-old to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Full Story