Man in pickup truck arrested after high-speed chase on gravel


A man was arrested Tuesday afternoon after leading law enforcement on a 15-mile high-speed chase along gravel roads from Perry into Boone County.

The incident began about 4:15 p.m., according to public safety radio traffic, when the driver of a Dodge Dakota pickup truck attempted to elude a patrolling officer of the Perry Police Department by traveling at high speed eastbound on Willis Avenue to Iowa Highway 141.

The fugitive then drove eastbound in the westbound lanes of Iowa 141 from Willis Avenue to M Avenue before turning northbound and then westbound on 130th Street. The truck then traveled on the gravel roads east of Beaver Creek as far north as 330th Street in Boone County.

The chase ended on 320th Street just west of H Avenue (U.S. Highway 169), and the driver was taken into custody without further incident and transported to the Perry Police Department at 908 Willis Ave.

The Dallas County Sheriff’s office and Boone County Sheriff’s office also responded. will update this story as information becomes available.


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