Spencer man arrested for going over 120 mph in pursuit

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A Spencer man was arrested over the weekend for leading authorities on a high-speed pursuit before going into a ditch. 

Joshua Kunath, 31, of Spencer, Iowa, was charged with eluding, reckless driving, speeding 120 in a 55mph zone and failure to maintain control. 

The Clay County Sheriff’s Office said that a deputy tried to make a traffic stop of a speeding vehicle going south on Highway 71 a couple miles north of Spencer Saturday around 7:50 p.m. 

Kunath allegedly didn’t stop and continued going south on Highway 71 with authorities pursuing, reaching speeds over 120 mph.

The sheriff’s office said that Kunath then lost control of the vehicle as it went into the ditch near 420th Street, about six miles south of Spencer. No one was injured.

Kunath was taken into custody without incident. 

A passenger in the vehicle was released without charges. 

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