A suspected drunk driver was killed last night during a police chase in northeast Iowa. The incident began at about 6 Tuesday evening, when the Vinton Police Department received a report of a possibly intoxicated motorist in Vinton.
The man was pulled over, however, while an officer was talking to the driver, he sped off, leading police on a chase from Vinton onto Highway 150, running stop signs and traffic lights in the process. The driver lost control about 2 miles north of town, drove into a ditch, where his car struck some trees.
The car came to a stop on its top. The driver, whose name is still being withheld, was pronounced dead at the scene.
By Roger King, KOEL, Oelwein