A high-speed chase that covered more than 60 miles and passed through four eastern Iowa counties ended without any injuries on Thursday evening.
Dubuque County Sheriff Joseph L. Kennedy says it all started around 4:14 p.m., when a deputy pulled over a Dodge Charger along Highway 61 near Pitz Road. During the stop, the deputy discovered the registration plates did not match the vehicle, and a VIN check revealed the car to be reported stolen out of Chicago.
The driver allegedly sped off going south on Highway 61 as the deputy to spoke to him. The ensuing chase, according to Sheriff Kennedy, passed through parts of Dubuque, Jackson, Jackson and Clinton counties. Sheriff Kennedy says the driver was eventually stopped with a “pursuit ending device” and 33-year-old Michael Wright-Lee of Indianapolis, Indiana was taken into custody.
Wright-Lee faces charges in both Dubuque and Clinton counties tied to the chase, according to Sheriff Kennedy.