A Jefferson man was arrested late Saturday night at the end of a hot pursuit that arose in Woodward and ended near Granger when he crashed the vehicle he allegedly stole from Madrid.
Kayden Allen Nelson, 18, of Jefferson was arrested on charges of eluding, first-offense OWI, possession of a controlled substance and interference with officials acts after trying to outrun a Woodward Police Department patrol car.
The chase began about 11:45 p.m. in the 900 block of S. Main Street in Woodward, when a Woodward Police Department officer tried to initiate a traffic stop after observing a 1999 Buick being driven erratically while traveling southbound on Main Street.
Nelson did not stop the car but proceeded southward on Iowa Highway 210 and then eastward on Iowa Highway 141 at speeds sometimes topping 70 mph. He apparently lost control of the Buick in the 18500 block of Wendover Avenue near Granger.
The stolen vehicle was registered to Ron and Mary Berg of Madrid and was suspected of involvement in a hit-and-run accident in Madrid earlier in the night. The Iowa State Patrol is investigating the incident, according to the Boone County Sheriff’s office.
The Dallas County EMS was paged to examine Nelson before he was transported to the Dallas County Jail by the Woodward Police Department.
The Dallas County Sheriff’s office also responded to assist.
Nelson awaits trial in Carroll County District Court in connection with his arrest July 13 on charges of possession of a controlled substance-alprazolam, assault on a peace officer and minor in possession of alcohol. He also awaits trial in Carroll County District Court in connection with his arrest Aug. 10 on a charge of fifth-degree theft.
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