Authorities release additional information about Hwy 9 high speed pursuit
SPIRIT LAKE, Iowa (KUOO/KTIV) - Authorities have released additional details into a high speed pursuit early Wednesday in Dickinson county that resulted in multiple charges against a Spirit Lake, Iowa man.
The Dickinson County Sheriff's Office says it started shortly before 1:00 a.m. when a deputy pulled over a vehicle in the 2700 block of Highway 9 for expired registration. It was also discovered the driver, 46-year-old Samual Perkins, had a suspended driver's license.
When the deputy returned to Perkins' vehicle and asked him to step out, Perkins instead took off at a high rate of speed, exceeding 90 miles-per-hour at times.
The vehicle was eventually disabled after running over some stop sticks that had been deployed by the Spirit Lake Police Department near the intersection of Highway 9 and County Road M56, or the boat ramp east of Spirit Lake.
Perkins was charged with driving while suspended, no valid insurance, eluding, expired registration, fraudulent use of registration, obstructed view, three counts of failure to obey a stop sign, and excessive speed.
The Dickinson County Sheriff's Office was assisted by the Spirit Lake, Okoboji and Arnolds Park Police Departments.
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