A Perry man is in Boone County Jail on Monday after taking police on a chase across gravel and paved roads across southern Boone County.
Grabiel Garcia, 36, of Perry, was taken into custody near Luther early Saturday morning, about 20 miles from where a Boone County Sheriff’s Office deputy initially tried to initiate a traffic stop. He is being held at Boone County Jail on $7,500 cash or surety bond on a number of charges.
Boone County Chief Deputy Rick Lampe said a deputy found cause at about 1:30 a.m. to pull over a 2004 Dodge Interpid for a traffic violation along Highway 169, south of Ogden, near 335th Street. The vehicle took off, using gravel and paved roads to head northeast.
Lampe said Sheriff’s personnel pursued the vehicle, which sped away at high speeds. The pursuit exceeded 100 mph during one stretch along the paved surface of 270th Street, Lampe said.
The Intrepid eventually made contact with a sheriff’s vehicle during the pursuit, damaging a headlight. Deputies were eventually able to get the Intrepid stopped and apprehend Garcia. The Iowa State Patrol assisted in the apprehension, and Dallas County deputies were on stand-by in case the pursuit would have shifted to the south.
Garcia, who has a lengthy history of criminal charges, is charged with OWI-second offense, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, eluding and several speeding and stop-sign violations.
Lampe said no one was injured in the pursuit or apprehension. The Sheriff’s Office vehicle damaged in the pursuit is drivable, but the headlight-area repairs will cost an estimated $6,000 to $8,000.