3 Embry-Riddle students put fake plate on car, drive recklessly

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PRESCOTT -- The following is a press release from the Prescott Police Department:

On March 7, 2009, at 2:30 A.M. three ERAU students placed a fictitious license plate on their vehicle and covered all of the Embry Riddle stickers so that they could drive recklessly on campus to get the Campus Security to chase them.

They left the campus and drove southbound on Willow Creek when Prescott Police caught on radar the vehicle driving 90 MPH. After seeing the police, the vehicle turned west onto Commerce Drive where the occupants abandoned the vehicle and fled on foot just prior to police catching up to the vehicle.

Police quickly set up a perimeter around the area and located the driver, Alec E Mitchell, 19 years, and the two passengers, Chad G Villavicencio, 18-years, and Lukas M Burton, 19-years. All subjects were located after they jumped a brick wall entering a fenced commercial yard belonging to the Komatsu Dealership located at 1071 Commerce Drive and were caught hiding.

All three subjects were cited for Trespassing and the driver was also charged with Excessive Speed, and possessing Fictitious Plates.