Man accused of eluding an officer

BY DI STAFF | NOVEMBER 05, 2012 6:30 AM

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A Washington, Iowa, man has been accused of OWI and eluding a law-enforcement vehicle.

According to a Johnson County Sheriff's Office complaint, Colton Singbeil, 21, 320 E. Main St., was allegedly driving on Forevergreen Road and Highway 965 on Sunday.

At the time, Singbeil was allegedly exceeding the speed limit by 25 mph. He began to pull over on Interstate 80 east of Highway 965, then slowed to about 15 mph on the shoulder, then took off. He fled on Interstate 80 westbound before turning westbound onto Forevergreen Road. While on Highway 965, Singbeil was allegedly driving 95 mph and over 90 mph while on I-80, the complaint said. He also allegedly ran three stoplights while being pursued by law enforcement.

After being pulled over, Singbeil reportedly smelled of alcohol and had red watery eyes and slurred speech.

Singbeil also has an OWI pending in Louisiana.

Eluding is a Class-D felony, and first-offense OWI is a serious misdemeanor punishable up to one year in prison with a maximum fine of $1,250.

— by Quentin Misiag

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