Driver Arrested After High-Speed Chase Through Delaware & Jones Counties

A driver was arrested after a high-speed chase through Delaware and Jones counties late Tuesday afternoon.

The Delaware County Sheriff’s Office says they responded to a report a man violating a no-contact order at an Earlville business. They say 36-year old Michael Teel of Cedar Rapids was in the parking lot of Dollar General, texting a female employee who he was ordered not to contact.

When authorities approached Teel, he tried fleeing in his pickup truck. The Sheriff’s Office says Teel dragged Deputy Keith Rowley from the truck for a short distance, injuring Deputy Rowley’s arm.

Deputy Rowley got back in his squad car and pursued Teel, with his lights and sirens activated. The high-speed chase involving the gray Dodge Ram traveled through Delhi and Hopkinton, with Teel reaching speeds of 110 miles per hour in a 45 mph zone while passing through the Delhi area.

The chase came to an end in Monticello. Teel was taken into custody and cited with numerous traffic violations. He has also been charged with Assault on a Law Enforcement Officer, Eluding and Violating a No Contact Order.

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