Cedar Rapids man accused of failing to yield

BY DI STAFF | JULY 09, 2012 6:30 AM

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A Cedar Rapids man has been accused of failing to yield to police officials.

Travis Hostetler, 28, was charged July 5 with eluding.

According to an State Patrol complaint, Hostetler was southbound on a motorcycle on Highway 218 when an overhead Iowa State Patrol aircraft checked his speed at 95 mph in a posted 65 mph.

An Iowa State patrol car activated its emergency lights and sirens as he exited Melrose Avenue Hostetler continued eastbound on Melrose, made a U-turn in traffic, and headed back west toward Highway 218, the complaint said.

According to the complaint, Hostetler accelerated northbound on Highway 218 with an approximate speed of 152 mph while being pursued by state troopers, until slowing and passing between cars as he approached the Interstate 80/Interstate 380 construction zone.

Hostetler allegedly collided with a fully marked State Patrol car, which was slowing and warning traffic of the upcoming chase.

Eluding is an aggravated misdemeanor.

— by Jordyn Reiland

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