A high speed chase which originated in Clear Lake resulted in the arrest of a Mason City man Tuesday, April 24.
At approximately 4:10 p.m. Tuesday, a Clear Lake police officer attempted to stop a motorcycle at 1st Avenue North and North 8th Street. The driver of the motorcycle refused to stop and attempted to elude police northbound on North 8th Street. The officer pursued the fleeing motorcycle as it weaved in and out of traffic at speeds in
excess of 75 miles per hour in a 25 mile per hour zone. The motorcycle continued to accelerate as it left the city limits of Clear Lake to speeds well over 100 miles per hour.
The motorcycle continued to flee north of Clear Lake on Grouse Avenue and then east onto County Road B-20, with the Clear Lake officer still in pursuit. A Mason City officer went to the intersection of B-20 and North Eisenhower Avenue to prevent the motorcycle from coming into Mason City. When the motorcycle reached North Eisenhower Avenue, it continued east on B-20 until reaching the intersection with Highway 65 where other Mason City officers were waiting.
Initially it appeared as if the motorcycle driver was going to stop, but as he approached the Mason City officers he accelerated around their squads and through the ditch until he was again fleeing north on Highway 65. The Mason City officers were able to - Read More Via e-Edition