BODYCAM: Police Chase Suspect into … Sewage Pond

The suspect was apprehended and sent to the hospital to be decontaminated

By Calibre Press  |   Apr 12, 2016

The Woodbury County Sheriff released dashcam video of a pursuit and rollover crash near Salix, Iowa, Tuesday. The video shows a deputy attempt to pull over a sedan traveling west on K35. Break lights for the car are lit, but it never stops.

Authorities say 36-year-old Justin derby of Onawa, Iowa, was behind the wheel. He was  driving with a barred license.

The video continues with the vehicle, and four other passengers inside, running a stop sign as the car entered the highway.  Speeds reached 117 mph, according to authorities, as Derby attempted to shake the deputy giving chase.

As Derby swerved to avoid an oncoming semi he lost control of the vehicle, which rolled over. Miraculously, all five people in the car lived. Two were taken to the hospital to be treated for undisclosed injuries.

Derby made a dash for it on foot. The deputy tracked Derby to a filthy pond where authorities say he jumped in to avoid being caught. Derby gave up and was sent to the hospital. “Just to be checked over and be decontaminated from being in the sewage lagoon,” said Tony Wingert, with the Woodbury County Sheriff’s Office.

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