High-Speed Chase Ends In Peterson With Arrest

Peterson, Iowa — A high-speed chase ended just a few miles east of our area on Sunday night and resulted in multiple charges for a Holstein man.

Clay County Sheriff’s officials tell us that officers attempted to stop a car driven by 28-year-old Wesley Euchner in the 48-hundred mile of 125th Avenue, about two and a quarter miles north of Peterson. That’s about seven and a half miles east of Sutherland. The vehicle was allegedly going 69 miles per hour in a 55 zone. Officials tell us the vehicle continued to accelerate and reached speeds over 110 miles per hour.

But deputies ended the pursuit after they lost sight of the vehicle as it entered Peterson at an unsafe speed. While investigating the area, it was determined the vehicle failed to negotiate the curve at 125th Avenue and 4th Street in Peterson, which caused damage to a lawn at that location and to the vehicle. The vehicle and the driver were later located in Kirschner Park.

Deputies tell us Euchner failed to cooperate during the investigation, and it was determined that his driver’s license was suspended. He was arrested and charged with multiple traffic violations, and interference with officials acts.

Deputies tell us they believe alcohol may be a factor. They say Euchner was transported to the Clay County Jail, and that further charges are pending.

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