Public Safety

Update: Man arrested for high-speed pursuit gave false name

Officials say man was charged and booked in brother's name

A Cedar Rapids man who was arrested Tuesday after he allegedly led state troopers on a high-speed chase, is now facing additional charges after it was determined he had given officers a false name.

According to the criminal complaint, when Jawaun Keion Hayes, 21, was arrested Tuesday, he gave officers the name of his brother, Clifton D. Sims, 23, of Marion.

The criminal complaint states Hayes was charged and booked under his brother’s name and it wasn’t until he was fingerprinted that his true identity was determined.

As a result, Hayes faces additional charges of eluding and two counts of malicious prosecution. That’s on top of the eluding, reckless driving and driving while license is denied, suspended, canceled or revoked charges that stem from Tuesday’s chase.

State troopers said they clocked Hayes, who was driving a red Pontiac Grand Prix Tuesday on Interstate 380 North in the North Liberty area, traveling at a speed of 94 miles per hour, according to the criminal complaint.

Troopers said Hayes was in the left lane passing a semi when they used radar to gauge his speed and initiated a traffic stop.

According to the complaint, Hayes initially responded, pulling onto to the shoulder and slowing to about 15 miles per hour before pulling back onto the road and speeding away.

Troopers said they chased him for about a mile, clocking his speed at 93 miles per hour.

At the North Liberty exit, near mile marker 4, troopers said Hayes cut in front of a semi, “nearly causing a collision,” and exited the interstate. As the vehicle approached the top of the ramp at Penn Street, the complaint says, Sims’ vehicle “slid through a red light, nearly colliding with another car,” and went off the road.

Troopers said Hayes was taken into custody without incident.

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Editor’s Note: A previous version of this story, which was published Tuesday before new information coming out, identified Clifton D. Sims as the defendant. Sims has not been charged in connection to this incident.

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