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High speed car chase Tuesday morning in Cerro Gordo county

This news story was published on January 31, 2012.
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by Jody Spear –

MASON CITY – What started out as a routine vehicle offense stop early Tuesday morning resulted in a high speed car chase south of Clear Lake.

At approximately 1:35 a.m., near the 2400 block of South Shore Drive, a Cerro Gordo County Sheriff’s Officer attempted to stop a tan 1999 Mercury Cougar.
The driver, later identified as Christopher Grover, age 22, of Dumont, was wanted on outstanding Cerro Gordo County warrants.
Grover fled south on Fir Avenue to 220th Street, around the dangerous, gravel curves, up to 210th Street and turned west.
The chase continued on 210th for several miles.  They crossed Dogwood, Balsam, Apple and turned south on Yale Avenue.  They stayed southbound on Yale Avenue to 170th Street, then turned west that would lead them into Klemme.
Authorities were able to stop the car by deflating the tires with stop sticks.  After driving on flats through Klemme, the car landed in a snow bank in the ditch.
Grover then took a deputy on a foot race, resulting in Grover losing and being taken into custody.
Grover was booked for his four outstanding warrants, which included possession of drug paraphernalia, driving under suspension and two counts of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver.
After the car chase, Grover was also charged with Eluding Law Enforcement, Driving Under Suspension and Interference With Official Acts.
Assisting with this incident were the Iowa State Patrol, the Hancock County Sheriff’s Department and the Britt Police Department.

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7 Responses to High speed car chase Tuesday morning in Cerro Gordo county

  1. Bobby.G Reply Report comment

    February 1, 2012 at 8:05 pm

    With all the drugs this guy was packing. You would think there would be more arrest coming in the near future.

  2. Captain Fred Reply Report comment

    January 31, 2012 at 8:22 pm

    Um, does ANYONE (besides me) NOT care about the actual route taken during this chase? Or the color of the car? And isn’t the term “dangerous” subjective? WHY so MANY unnecessary words here?

    • TheRealFred Reply Report comment

      January 31, 2012 at 8:31 pm

      The color of the car? No. The route taken? Yes. I care.

    • Delbert H. Reply Report comment

      January 31, 2012 at 9:24 pm

      You mean like your words?

  3. Samantha J Reply Report comment

    January 31, 2012 at 5:41 pm

    Wonder if his dumbass girlfriend can bail his sorry ass out this time. Skanks.

  4. Additional Photos Reply Report comment

    January 31, 2012 at 4:44 pm

    For additional photos they can be viewed here

  5. John Bunnell Reply Report comment

    January 31, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    I wish that they would film these chases so we could watch them on Cops. Let the dogs out!!!