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Man Sentenced to Prison Following 2019 Beloit Holiday Parade Incident

In a post from the Beloit Police Department, they have provided an update from an incident that occurred in the 2019 holiday parade in downtown Beloit. During that parade, 40 year old Curtis L. Metz drove past a squad with illuminated lights and through the barrier at Grand Ave. and Park Ave. An officer used his hands to hit the front of the suspect’s truck to get him to stop, and once stopped he refused to follow orders or speak with officers and took off traveling westbound into the parade route. Officers followed him due to the dangerous circumstances in an attempt to steer him 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 corner field near Prairie and Rockton roads in Winnebago County, Illinois, where it was stopped between two trees. Metz was recently sentenced to four years in prison after he plead guilty to fifth offense operating with intoxicated, vehicle operator fleeing or eluding an officer, and first degree recklessly endangering safety.

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