A high speed chase in central Iowa early this morning ended with a stolen vehicle crashing into a pond. Chief Deputy Dave Herrick, with the Dallas County Sheriff’s office, says deputies were called at 3 a.m. to a Kum and Go store off Interstate 80 on a report of a girl driving off without paying for gas. The responding deputy located the car and learned it was reported stolen in Des Moines on August 23rd.
Herrick says a pursuit through the city of Waukee lasted about 20 minutes and hit speeds of more than 100 miles per hour. The chase ended at the north edge of the Des Moines Golf and Country Club in Waukee. “They went through three fences and launched the vehicle into a pond,” Herrick said. No one was hurt in the chase or crash.
The driver of the car, 17-year-old Tori Roach of Des Moines, is facing charges that include first-degree theft, eluding, driving under suspension and assault on a peace officer. A passenger, 18-year-old Sarina Williams of Des Moines, is charged with first-degree theft. Officers from Waukee, Clive and the Iowa State Patrol assisted with the case.