Chase leads to arrest
Two have been arrested following a car chase that ended near the Kum & Go station at 1601 Fifth Ave. S.
No one was injured in the pursuit, said Fort Dodge Police Lt. Chuck Guthrie.
The driver, Demontray Laqua-bean Dungy, of Fort Dodge, was arrested and charged with eluding, a felony. One passenger, Deaquan Altman, Fort Dodge, was arrested by the Webster County Sheriff’s department on an unrelated warrant, Guthrie said. The charges against Altman were not available at press time.
One passenger was released, Guthrie said, while another escaped from the vehicle at the beginning of the pursuit.
The chase began around Second Street Northwest and Third Avenue Northwest when Dungy, in a red 2005 Nissan, refused to stop for a traffic stop, Guthrie said.
The chase continued down Riverside Drive and Merriwether Drive, through the Pleasant Valley area and up Mason Drive.
At the top of Mason Drive, officer Matt Lundberg attempted to perform a pursuit intervention technique maneuver to stop the car, Guthrie said. The car was partially damaged but continued driving, crossing Fifth Avenue South and briefly traveling the wrong way down a one-way street, Fourth Avenue South.
On South 17th Street, Lundberg performed another PIT maneuver causing significant damage, but the car kept driving. It came to rest in the alley behind Kum & Go.
There is a possibility that further charges will be filed against Dungy, Guthrie said. The chase resulted in minor damage to one police SUV and a patrol unit.