Monday Night High Speed Chase in Johnson County
A young eastern Iowa man has been taken into custody, after leading Johnson County authorities on a high-speed chase, driving at twice the posted speed limit.
The pursuit began at about 8:15pm Monday in Mount Vernon, when police noticed a vehicle that was parked in the traveled portion of the road on 1st Street West, without it's headlights on.
Police attempted to pull the vehicle over, but it took off, squealing it's tires, leading officers on a chase reaching speeds of 110 miles an hour in a 55 mile an hour zone.
The chase continued south on Highway 1, through Solon, until officers successfully deployed stop sticks, slowing the vehicle. The suspect then drove into the oncoming lane of traffic, sideswiping another vehicle, then went into the ditch, where it became stuck.
The driver, identified as 19 year old Makiah Miller of Mount Vernon, was charged with Eluding, speeding 110 mph in a 55 mph zone, Reckless Driving, Failure to Use Headlights when Required, a stop sign violation, Careless Driving, and not having insurance.
No one was injured. Police were assisted by the Johnson County Sheriff and Iowa State Patrol.