Chase ends in ditch; two facing charges

Law enforcement officials from multiple agencies were involved in a vehicle pursuit last Friday night.
At around 10:30 p.m., Adams County Sheriff’s deputies notified Montgomery County authorities they were in pursuit of a westbound vehicle on Highway 34.
A Montgomery County Deputy placed stopsticks in the roadway at Highway 34 and 71. The fleeing vehicle struck the stop sticks, which deflated the left front tire. The vehicle continued westbound on Highway 34 with deputies in pursuit. The driver reached speeds of 90 mph while driving on the vehicle’s rim.
The fleeing vehicle attempted to force a Montgomery County Sheriff’s vehicle off the roadway, and was also driving head-on towards other motorists on the roadway. Authorities chose to execute a pit maneuver at the intersection of Highway 34 and 200th Street.
The pit maneuver forced the vehicle into the north ditch, where it came to rest.
The driver of the vehicle, Abel Vasquez, 20, of Lenox, was arrested on charges of OWI first offense, driving while suspended, and speed by pace. He was also arrested on Taylor County warrants for two counts of third degree burglary, second-degree theft, and possession of marijuana.
A passenger in the vehicle, Kami Lynn Hilton, 21, of Creston, was arrested on a charge of possession of marijuana.
Montgomery and Adams County Sheriff’s Deputies were assisted by the Montgomery County K-9 Unit, Red Oak Police Department, The Iowa Department of Natural Resources, and the Iowa State Patrol.
 

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