CR man accused of using his brother’s name after arrest for high-speed chase on I-380
A Cedar Rapids man faces charges that he used his brother’s identity when arrested after a high-speed chase on Interstate 380.
The Iowa State Patrol says 21-year-old Jawaun Hayes of 29th Avenue Southwest passed a semi northbound on I-380 near mile marker 3 just before 12:30 Tuesday morning. Hayes’ Grand Prix was clocked at 94 miles per hour by a state trooper.
The trooper attempted to pull Hayes over, but arrest reports indicate Hayes pulled onto the median and briefly slowed to 15 miles per hour before pulling back onto the Interstate and accelerating in an attempt to flee. A chase ensued, reaching at least 93 miles per hour. The State Patrol says Hayes cut in front of a semi before pulling off at the North Liberty exit, nearly causing an accident. Hayes allegedly almost caused a second accident when he slid through the stoplight at the exit’s intersection with Penn Street, nearly striking another vehicle.
When Hayes was taken into custody, he allegedly gave the arresting officer his brother’s name, Clifton Sims. Hayes also allegedly used his brother’s identity when he was being booked into the Johnson County Jail. His real identity was not revealed until he was fingerprinted.
Hayes is charged with two counts of Malicious Prosecution as well as one count each of Eluding, Driving While Suspended and Reckless Driving. If convicted, he faces up to three years behind bars.