Woman charged after leading officers on 30-mile pursuit

BY KRISTEN EAST | JUNE 18, 2013 5:00 AM

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A Coralville woman has been charged after reportedly leading officers on a nearly 30-mile car chase.

Nancy Kuntz, 44, was charged Monday with eluding after leading deputies on a 29.4-mile chase.

According to a Johnson County Sheriff’s Office complaint, Kuntz was stopped for a traffic violation and admitted to officers that she had been drinking Nyquil and taking prescribed medication.

Kuntz refused to exit her vehicle and rolled up her windows, the complaint said. Officers then attempted to remove Kuntz from the vehicle by breaking the windows, but the car was still in drive.

One officer reported that Kuntz on more than one occasion attempted to run the officer’s patrol car off the roadway.

She then allegedly led deputies on a pursuit of 29.4 miles, speeding more than 100 mph in a 65 mph zone.

Kuntz was charged with eluding and assaulting a peace officer. Both are Class-D felonies.

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