A Tennessee woman faces charges that she led the Iowa State Patrol on a brief chase on Highway 218.
Troopers say they noticed a 2019 Lincoln MKZ speeding southbound on Highway 218 just south of the Interstate 80 interchange just after 1:30 Monday afternoon. The vehicle was clocked at 98 miles per hour.
A traffic stop was attempted, but the driver reportedly ignored the trooper’s lights and siren and sped up to 108 miles per hour before finally pulling over near the Melrose Avenue exit.
The driver, identified as 57-year-old Ann Murphy of Clarksville, Tennessee, reportedly showed signs of impairment and had extremely constricted pupils. Her breath alcohol level was measured at .00%, but a drug recognition expert determined Murphy was under the influence.
Murphy is charged with Eluding and Operating While Intoxicated. If convicted on both charges, she faces a maximum of three years in jail.