Oskaloosa, Iowa – A call came over the police radio that Iowa County Deputies were in a high-speed chase with a Fiat at approximately 100 miles-per-hour.
Law enforcement scrambled to deploy stop sticks, and the suspect avoided one set placed by Mahaska County deputies east of Oskaloosa. An Oskaloosa police officer was able to deflate the front passenger tire of the Fiat as it entered the city.
The chase proceeded through Oskaloosa at high speed before the suspect turned west onto Highway 163 from Highway 92.
A Mahaska County deputy who was in front of the suspect’s Fiat was rammed in the bumper area of his police truck. The deputy took the suspect into a ditch, where the car nearly ended up in a small pond as it came to a stop. The deputies vehicle sustained minor damage.
The suspect’s name had not been released at the time of writing, but this information will be updated, along with the list of charges the suspect may be facing and information on why the pursuit was initiated.
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