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Search is on for Graettinger man who led authorities on a weekend car chase

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GRAETTINGER, Iowa (KTIV) - A search is under way for a Graettinger, Iowa man who led authorities on a car chase over the weekend. The Palo Alto County Sheriff's Office says a deputy tried to pull Mitchell Jespersen over at 1:00 am Saturday, but Jespersen fled. He led the deputy on a pursuit through Graettinger and out of town on Highway 4. When he was met by another deputy, authorities say Jespersen turned into a ditch and drove into a field, getting stuck in a frozen flooded area. He took off on foot and made it over a snow fence just before a police dog got there.

Jespersen now faces ten charges, including Felony Eluding, Reckless Driving and Interference with Official Acts.

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