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Sioux City man arrested for stealing car, eluding police

Also barred from driving for being habitual offender

SIOUX CITY, Iowa - A Sioux City man was arrested Friday morning after leading police on a high-speed chase until he crashed. 

According to court documents, around 8:30 Friday morning, an officer tried to make a traffic stop of a stolen vehicle. The driver, Donald Smith, 30, of Sioux City, was driving on Outer Drive and then turning southbound onto Highway 75. 

When the officer turned on the overhead lights and sirens, Smith is said to have gone over 100 mph in a 65 mph zone, passing several vehicles on the right hand shoulder of the road. He then moved to exit Highway 75 on the Gordon Drive off ramp, passing more vehicles. He ran the stop sign, drove over the curb, and crashed the vehicle.

Smith tried to then flee on foot when he was apprehended. After a search, officers found a small baggie of marijuana. Smith is barred from driving in Iowa for being a habitual offender.

Smith was arrested and charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance-Marijuana (a serious misdemeanor), Eluding (a class D felony), Driving While Barred (an aggravated misdemeanor), Driving While License is Revoked,  (a serious misdemeanor), Theft 2nd (a class D felony), as well as OWI 2nd. He is currently housed in the Woodbury County Jail on a bond of $13,000. His next court appearance is November 28. 


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