Man charged with OWI

BY DI STAFF | DECEMBER 05, 2014 5:00 AM

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Authorities have accused an Iowa City man of driving while intoxicated and eluding an officer.

Nicholas Staffen, 29, was charged with a third-offense OWI, eluding, and participating in a felony.

According to online court documents, an officer observed Staffen recklessly driving a motorcycle and tried to stop him with his police lights and siren.

Staffen disregarded the police siren and fled at 65 mph in a 25-mph zone.

The officer soon found Staffen and his motorcycle on the ground. Once the officer approached Staffen, he noticed Staffen smelled strongly of alcohol and also had a wristband from a bar on.

Because of serious injuries, Staffen was unable to complete the appropriate tests. He also refused blood and urine requests.

— by Alyssa Guzman

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