Eluding charge, others pending against Indianola man

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DAWSON, Iowa — An Indianola man led officers of the Perry Police Department on a 100-mph pursuit from Perry to Dawson late Wednesday night prior to his arrest.

Robert James Hugen, 45, of 15130 88th Lane, Indianola, was observed making an erratic turn in a vehicle with no license plates near Willis Avenue and W. Fifth Street in Perry shortly before 11 p.m., according to public safety radio traffic.

An officer of the Perry Police Department attempted to initiate a traffic stop, but Hugen sped away westbound on Willis Avenue, turning southbound on I Court and then westbound on Iowa Highway 141, according to radio traffic.

With the police in hot pursuit, Hugen’s vehicle exceeded 100 mph on the state highway.

Hugen turned northward on D Avenue and entered Dawson on S. First Street, traveling at 84 mph in a 25 mph zone, according to radio traffic. He was eventually taken into custody near the intersection of W. Railroad Avenue and E. Third Street in Dawson.

A female passenger in Hugen’s vehicle was also taken into custody.

Local charges are pending at this hour. Active arrest warrants from Polk County were confirmed, according to radio traffic.

ThePerryNews.com will update this story as information becomes available.

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