A high-speed chase zipped through parts of eastern Iowa’s Linn County late last night (Tuesday). Cedar Rapids police got a report of a stolen car just before 11 P.M. and a patrol officer spotted the vehicle about a half-hour later, tried to pull it over and the driver took off.
A chase ensued that wound through Cedar Rapids and into Marion, where police used stop sticks to blow out one of the fleeing car’s tires. The vehicle finally pulled over and two kids popped out. The driver is identified as 16-year-old Zackery Koster of Cedar Rapids along with 14-year-old Lianna Phillips. Koster is charged with a host of traffic violations and both teens face a theft charge.