A Northeast Iowa man has been taken into custody after leading deputies on a high speed chase in Winneshiek County, and ramming two officers' cars.


The incident began Friday just north of Decorah, when an off-duty Winneshiek County deputy spotted a vehicle driven by 36 year old Andrew Quinn of Decorah, head south on Highway 52, toward Decorah. Quinn was wanted on an outstanding mittimus/no bond arrest warrant for a contempt of court probation violation.

The deputy contacted Decorah Police, and an officer intercepted Quinn near Chattahoochee County Park, on the northwest side of Decorah, and made the traffic stop.

As the officer approached Quinn's vehicle, Quinn sped off, southbound, toward the Highway 9 intersection, leading authorities on a pursuit reaching speeds at over 90 mph.

Since the intersection is a busy interchange, a deputy cleared the area of traffic, to try to prevent an accident. Quinn's vehicle struck the deputy's car, and as he was backing up to continue to flee the scene, he struck a second deputy's car that attempted to block him in. No one was injured in the collisions, but one of the squad cars had significant damage.