Boater charged in high-speed chase with baby on board

A 33-year old Mound man, Ryan Krueger, has been charged with two felonies after leading authorities on a high-speed water chase on Lake Minnetonka Friday night, while he had a 9-month-old baby on board his boat, KSTP reports.

The chase started when the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a domestic incident just before 9 p.m on Friday. Krueger was driving his boat erratically, circling a woman who was in the water, according to the criminal complaint.

Officers helped the woman aboard, and she told them she jumped out of the boat into the lake to get away from Krueger. She is the child’s mother.

According to the complaint, officers ordered Krueger to stop his boat, but he took off instead.

KSTP reports that Krueger had the infant on his lap when he fled in his 17-foot runabout, speeding across the lake, which was full of Fourth of…

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