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Linn County deputy arrests man after vehicle chase in Palo

PALO, Iowa (KWWL) — A Linn County Sheriff’s Deputy attempted to stop a maroon colored Chrysler PT Cruiser for speeding just south of Palo on Oct. 18 around 1:09 a.m.

The vehicle failed to stop after the deputy signaled his emergency lights. The vehicle then drove into a ditch and got hung up. The driver proceeded to run, but was quickly caught.

The incident was over at 1:11 a.m. The driver was identified as 36-year-old Randy Michael Thompson of Cedar Rapids.

Thompson was charged with speeding, attempting to elude, and possession of a controlled substance. No injuries or damage was reported.

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