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North Iowa man going to prison for winter car chase

Authorities say he tried to ram a patrol vehicle.

Posted: May 23, 2019 12:39 PM

MASON CITY, Iowa – A man who wound up in a snow bank while fleeing arrest is now heading to prison.

Frederick Joseph Olson, 46 of Clear Lake, was arrested after a car chase on February 14. The Cerro Gordo County Sheriff’s Office says Olson sped away from a traffic stop in Mason City and after a pursuit where stop sticks were deployed at three different locations and Olson tried to ram a patrol vehicle, he crashed his vehicle into a snow bank.

Olson pleaded guilty to felony eluding and misdemeanor possession of methamphetamine. He’s been sentenced to five years behind bars and a $315 fine.

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