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Iowa City man faces numerous charges after leading police on chase

Arturio Henderson
Arturio Henderson

IOWA CITY — An Iowa City man was arrested after a chase Sunday morning, police said.

Arturio D. Henderson, 23, was spotted making purchases at Kum & Go, 731 S. Riverside Dr., at 5:55 a.m. Sunday, according to Iowa City police complaints. The officer who came across Henderson confirmed he had several active arrest warrants.

The officer attempted to make contact with Henderson when he left the store, but Henderson shook his head when told to stop. He got into a vehicle and fled on Benton Street at high speed, police said.

The pursuit continued to the 300 block of West Benton Street, where Henderson pulled into a driveway, lost control of his vehicle and crashed into the front porch of a residence, police said.

Then he fled into the nearby residence of someone who has a protective order against him, police said.

Henderson was found in the same area of the home as the person who has the protective order. Police said Henderson smelled “strongly” of alcohol and burned marijuana. He admitted to drinking alcohol and smoking marijuana the night before, police said.

Police said Henderson had a blood alcohol content of 0.037 percent, but a drug recognition officer thought he was too impaired to safely drive.

Henderson was arrested and faces charges of operating under the influence — second offense, eluding, interference with official acts and violating a protective order. He remains in custody at the Johnson County Jail.

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