A central Iowa teenager is in custody after leading authorities on a high-speed chase last night that ended on a golf course. The chase started around 10:30 p.m. on southbound Interstate 35 near Ames when an Iowa State Trooper spotted a Lexus SUV that was reported stolen in Des Moines.
Speeds reached 110 miles per hour before troopers were able to puncture the SUV’s tires with stop sticks. The SUV driver eventually ran off the road, going through a ditch and a barbed wire fence onto Otter Creek Golf Course in Ankeny. The driver ran away from the vehicle, but was eventually captured early this morning at a convenience store.
The 15-year-old suspect stopped at the store and called for a cab. He’s now facing several charges including eluding and first-degree theft.