Man leads SE Iowa officers on high-speed chase

When Jefferson County deputies tried to stop the man, he drove away and headed toward Ottumwa on Highway 1.

A driver led southeast Iowa officers on a high-speed chase Sunday night.

Around 11:30 p.m., Jefferson County deputies saw the car with no license plate run a stop sign near Highway 1.

When authorities tried to pull the driver over, the car drove away. The driver then headed west toward Ottumwa on Highway 34.

Jefferson county sheriff Greggory Morton told KTVO at one point, the car was traveling in the wrong lane.

When they approached Ottumwa city limits, Ottumwa Police Lt. Jason Bell said officers tried to stop him, by placing a deflation device near Roemer Avenue. Their attempt was unsuccessful.

By then, authorities decided to call off the chase because the car was being driven erratically and dangerously fast.

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