Man Sentenced To 4 Years For DUI and several other charges including Reckless Endangering Safety (Driving recklessly through a parade)



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From Beloit PD: 

We are providing an update from an incident that occurred in the 2019 holiday parade in downtown Beloit.

During that parade, Curtis L. Metz (now 40) drove past a squad with illuminated lights and through the barrier at Grand Avenue and Park Avenue.

One of our officers used his hands to hit the front of the suspect’s truck to get him to stop. Once stopped, the suspect refused to follow orders or speak with officers and instead took off westbound into the parade route. Our officers followed him due to the dangerous circumstances in an attempt to steer the vehicle out of the parade route.

Once he was out of the parade route, officers attempted to use stop sticks to stop the vehicle. The vehicle traveled into South Beloit until it went into a cornfield near Prairie and Rockton roads in Winnebago County, IL, where it was stopped between two trees.

Metz was sentenced in late October 2021 to four years in prison after pleading guilty to operating while intoxicated-fifth offense, vehicle operator flee/elude officer, and first degree recklessly endangering safety.


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