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Sioux City police follow protocol in high-speed pursuit of South Dakota suspect


The search for a South Dakota murder suspect spanned two Siouxland states on Friday.  The chase for Joshua Hudson started in Sioux City when, on a tip from Yankton, South Dakota authorities, local police spotted his uncle's truck at West 3rd and Wesley Avenue.

Sioux City Police Chief Doug Young said the pursuit topped out at over 90 miles per hour.

Hudson led officers down Hamilton Boulevard, Stone Park Boulevard, and then west on Broken Kettle and onto K-18 in Plymouth County.

Young said there was very little traffic on the road, but that's just one of many conditions considered by law enforcement to pursue a high-speed chase.

"Obviously, it's got to be a very serious crime. In this case, it was a murder suspect. I don't now much more serious you can get than that. It depends on weather conditions. It depends on the neighborhood that you're going through, road conditions. The officer has to take in a lot of factors here," said Young.

They're not doing it alone.  Young said a supervisor is listening to radio traffic to help direct the officer.  In this case, Young said he was the one doing the supervising.

Hudson went back over the border eventually losing control in Jefferson, South Dakota.  He was apprehended and later charged with 2nd degree murder.

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