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Rock Rapids Teen Faces Several Charges After Leading Lyon County Deputy On Chase

Lyon County Sheriff Car DoorRock Rapids, Iowa — A Rock Rapids teen faces several charges but only sustained minor injuries after leading a Lyon County deputy on a chase and then rolling the pickup he was driving.

The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office reports that early on Sunday, about 1:45 AM, one of their deputies attempted to stop a vehicle on Indian Avenue for a minor traffic violation. The vehicle, a 1998 Chevy S-10 pick up, turned off it’s headlights and proceeded north at a high rate of speed. The vehicle left the roadway just north of 130th Street. The pickup traveled through a field to the east. At that point the Deputy stopped the pursuit.

On Sunday afternoon the Sheriff’s Department was notified that the vehicle was involved in an accident shortly after it left the roadway during the pursuit. The driver, 17-year-old Alex David Ohling of Rock Rapids hit a terrace out in a field and the pickup rolled about 4 times.

Ohling sustained minor injuries.

He is being charged with aggravated eluding, driving without headlights, reckless driving, violation of restricted license, and driving on wrong side of the highway.

The pickup, owned by David Ohling sustained about $8,000 in damage.

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