CLEAR LAKE, Iowa – A Council Bluffs man has been arrested after a 911 call turned into a police chase on Saturday night.
Evac A. Cave, 24, has been booked into the Cerro Gordo County Jail for eluding, OWI, possession of drug paraphernalia, speeding, and failure to obey a traffic device.
The Clear Lake Police Department says Cave called their communications center around 10:30 pm Saturday, speaking erratically and making incoherent statements. Officers were sent out to located Cave and check on his welfare.
Police say Cave’s vehicle was seen speeding in the area of North Shore Drive and Clark Road around 10:50 pm. Authorities say Cave refused to pull over and a pursuit began. Cave reportedly drove over some stop sticks near the intersection of 235th and Dogwood but continued driving on three deflated tires.
Police dispatchers say they were talking to Cave during the chase, and managed to convince him to stop on Balsam Avenue, just south of 230th Street. After more negotiations on the phone, police say Cave surrendered around 11:15 pm Saturday.
“We are very proud of the work done by our dispatchers and the officers involved,” says Captain Mike Colby. “Our dispatcher, in talking with Cave, did an excellent job of helping to persuade him to stop and conclude this incident without injury.”
The Clear Lake Police Department says there were no injuries in this incident and they were assisted by the Cerro Gordo County Sheriff’s Office and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.