SPIRIT LAKE – An Algona man, allegedly intoxicated, led cops on a chase through multiple counties in North Iowa before he was caught.
On Thursday, July 29, 2021, shortly after 3 AM, an officer with the Spirit Lake Police Department observed a red Chevy Impala traveling westbound on Highway 9/71 near the courthouse at 71 mph in the 25 mph zone. The officer attempted to conduct a traffic stop on this vehicle near Highway 9 & 71 Jct.; however the Impala eluded officers. The Impala reached speeds in excess of 115 mph through multiple counties before coming to rest in Jackson County near 780th Street and 370th Avenue. The driver was arrested without incident.
The driver was identified as 28-year-old Klint Wyatt King of Algona and was arrested and booked into the Dickinson County Jail on the following charges:
Eluding (Speed/OWI enhancement) – Class “D” Felony
Operating While Intoxicated 1st – Serious Misdemeanor
Reckless Driving – Simple Misdemeanor
Fail to obey stop sign – Simple Misdemeanor
Speeding – Simple Misdemeanor
Driving While License Suspended – Simple Misdemeanor
Failure to use headlamps when required – Simple Misdemeanor
Driving on the wrong side of two lane highway – Simple Misdemeanor
No insurance – Simple Misdemeanor
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia – Simple Misdemeanor
The Spirit Lake Police Department was assisted by the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office, Worthington Police Department, and the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office.