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Man Turns Himself In After Leading Police on High-Speed Chase

March 31, 2019 10:56 PM

(ABC 6 News) -- Worth County authorities say the man who led members of law enforcement on a high-speed chase has turned himself in.

On March 22nd, a Worth County deputy attempted to stop a 2005 Red Dodge Ram at Highway 65 and 400th Street.  The driver fled and the incident turned into a high-speed pursuit heading into Kensett, Iowa on Highway 65. Authorities say the fleeing vehicle reached speeds of approximately 90 miles per hour as it entered city limits. The vehicle tried to drive through a backyard at Maple Street but got stuck in the snow.  The driver then took off on foot leaving two passengers inside the vehicle.

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The deputy chased after DeVries for a short distance and then went back to the vehicle to apprehend the passengers.  One of the passengers was identified as Jennifer May Johnson of Charles City, IA. Johnson was arrested on an out of county warrant.  The other passenger was released.

A week later, on Friday, March 29, authorities say the driver of the vehicle turned himself in.  Dustin Dean DeVries of Kensett, IA had warrants issued on him after the high-speed chase. DeVries is charged with Eluding-Speed 25 Over Limit, Driving While Barred, Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Interference with Official Acts, Driving While License Suspended, Fail to Yield to Emergency Vehicle, Reckless Driving, Failure to Maintain a Reasonable and Proper Speed, and Failure to Obey Stop Sign.  DeVries was also booked for an outside warrant of Violation of Parole.

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