Holstein Man Arrested After Driving at Speeds Over 110 Miles Per Hour

A high-speed pursuit near Peterson led to the arrest of a Holstein man late Sunday night on multiple charges.

According to the Clay County Sheriff’s Office, officers attempted to stop a car driven by 28-year-old Wesley Euchner in the 48-hundred mile of 125th Avenue near Peterson for driving 69 miles per hour in a 55 miles per hour zone. The vehicle continued to accelerate, and reached speeds above 110 miles per hour. Deputies ended the pursuit after they lost sight of the vehicle when it entered Peterson at an unsafe speed. While investigating the area, it was determined the vehicle failed to negotiate the curve at 125th Avenue and 4th Street in Peterson, which caused damage to the lawn and the vehicle. The vehicle and the driver were later located in Kirschner Park.

Euchner failed to cooperate during the investigation, and it was determined that he was suspended from driving in Iowa. He was arrested and charged with multiple traffic violations, and interference with officials acts. An OWI investigation is ongoing. Euchner was transported to the Clay County Jail. Further charges are pending.


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