Public Safety

Cedar Rapids man arrested after leading police on high-speed chase in stolen vehicle

A Cedar Rapids police car. (Gazette file photo)
A Cedar Rapids police car. (Gazette file photo)

CEDAR RAPIDS — A 28-year-old man driving a stolen vehicle was arrested after a high-speed chase in two counties, police said.

According to Cedar Rapids police, officers located a stolen Subaru Legacy in the 2100 block of Rockford Road SW on Sunday and attempted to pull the vehicle over. Instead of stopping, the vehicle fled southbound on to Interstate 380, leading officers on a pursuit in both Linn and Johnson counties, during which the driver disregarded several traffic control devices.

Officers paced the vehicle at speeds as high as 120 mph on I-380, according to the criminal complaint

The chase ended when officers deployed “stop sticks,” the complaint states.

The driver, Adam B. Davis, of Cedar Rapids, was taken into custody in the 1700 block of Lake Front Drive NE in Solon.

The complaint states Davis admitted to police that he stole the vehicle. Police said methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia were found in the car.

Police said the stolen vehicle sustained major damage during the pursuit. No one was injured.

Davis faces charges of second-degree theft, attempt to elude, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

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