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Oakland man arrested after high speed chase Tuesday


December 21st, 2011 by Ric Hanson

The Pottawattamie County Sheriff’s Office reports two people were arrested following a high speed chase Tuesday night that began about four-miles west/southwest of Oakland, and ended four-miles west of Griswold. Sheriff Jeff Danker says the driver of the vehicle, 25-year old Gary E. Graham, of Oakland, faces a charge of Aggravated Eluding, while the unidentified passenger was later released.

Danker says the incident that led to Graham’s arrest began at around 10:05-p.m. Tuesday, when a deputy, who was on routine patrol, clocked a 1997 Lincoln Continental at 91-miles per hour near 370th Street and Highway 6. When the deputy stopped the vehicle and attempted to speak with Graham, the car sped off. The enusing pursuit through rural Pott County finally ended when the car’s right front tire fell off, and the vehicle entered a ditch near the intersection of Highway 92 and 500th Street, in Pottawattamie County.

Graham reported told authorities he drove off because he didn’t want to lose his license. He was being held in the Pott County Jail on $2,000 bond.