Alton, Iowa — A Sioux City man was arrested on Monday after allegedly leading law enforcement officers on a pursuit in eastern Sioux County.
Iowa State Patrol Sergeant Steve Hilt reports that about 8:10 PM on Monday, June 2, they arrested 34-year-old Robert Pistore of Sioux City.
A few moments earlier, Hilt says Trooper Jeff Zylstra had attempted to stop a dark Pontiac Gran Prix for a window tint violation. Hilt reports that the vehicle left the roadway and drove through fields and fences southwest of Hospers.
The car eventually came back onto the roadway and went south on Highway 60. Hilt says that the driver reached speeds near 100 miles per hour. The vehicle then began slowing down. When Sergeant Hilt joined the pursuit about two miles north of Alton, he says the speed had dropped to about 60 miles per hour.
The driver turned onto the exit ramp at Highway 10 near Alton. An Orange City Police vehicle was at the bottom of the ramp displaying emergency lights. The driver then pulled onto the gravel shoulder and stopped, says Hilt.
He says the driver and passenger were both detained in handcuffs. Pistore’s driver’s license had been suspended several times for failure to pay fines. The passenger had no charges or warrants and was released after about ten minutes, according to Hilt.
Trooper Zylstra took the driver to the Sioux County Jail where he was charged with driving while suspended, eluding, illegal window tint, and no insurance.