A Northeast Iowa man, accused of leading authorities on a high-speed chase going well over 100 mph through 2 area counties, has pleaded not guilty, and a date has been set for his trial.


29 year old Alexander Blaess of Cresco is charged with eluding and driving while barred.

Blaess made the plea in Howard County District Court on Monday (Nov. 19).

On September 28th, Blaess led authorities on a pursuit from Winneshiek County into Howard County. Troopers clocked Blaess at over 140 mph, but a passenger in that vehicle claimed they went as fast as 150 mph.

Blaess' trial is scheduled for January 9th of 2019.