Rothsay teen sentenced for fleeing [UPDATED]Published 3:41am Monday, December 23, 2013 Updated 5:42am Monday, December 23, 2013
A Rothsay woman who was speeding and failed to stop for deputies was sentenced Monday, Dec. 16 in Otter Tail County District Court.
Kristina Nicole Boyce, 19, was sentenced to 365 days in jail, with 355 days to be stayed for two years, for fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle.
The conviction was deemed a gross misdemeanor pursuant to state statute. She pleaded guilty Nov. 12.
According to the criminal complaint, Boyce was headed southbound on County Hwy. 88 Aug. 29 when deputies determined through radar that her vehicle was going 73 mph in a 55 mph speed zone.
When authorities followed the vehicle with lights and sirens activated, Boyce did not slow and radar showed she increased speed, the report says.
Authorities followed the vehicle for about two miles, and Boyce reportedly drove in an oncoming traffic lane for two miles before coming to a stop at Rothsay city limits.
A preliminary breath test showed a 0.00 reading; three field sobriety tests showed she was impaired, the report says.