By Associated Press - Thursday, March 25, 2021

CAMBRIDGE, Iowa (AP) - A Des Moines man allegedly driving a stolen Maserati led officers on a two-hour chase through four counties Thursday, with speeds sometimes reaching 150 mph, the Iowa Highway Patrol said.

The pursuit began about 6 a.m. near Ankeny on Interstate 35 when a patrol trooper spotted the car going 97 mph and tried to stop it, Lt. Nathan Ludwig said.

Ludwig said the driver, 43-year-old John Burgoyne of Des Moines, rented the vehicle and failed to return it, WHO-TV reported.

Officers from several agencies pursued Burgoyne through Polk, Marshall, Jasper, and Story counties but lost sight of the vehicle.

About 8 a.m., the car was spotted parked behind a building on an abandoned farm northeast of Cambridge, Ludwig said.



Burgoyne and a passenger were inside the vehicle. Ludwig said Burgoyne was arrested and faces several traffic violations, narcotics charges and possession of a stolen vehicle. Burgoyne also had several outstanding warrants.

The passenger asked to be taken to a hospital to be checked by medical personnel. No one was injured in the chase.

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