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Clear Lake Woman Arrested After Vehicle Pursuit

A Clear Lake woman faces several charges after she was involved in a north Iowa vehicle chase early Tuesday morning.

Clear Lake Police have arrested 35-year-old Halie Downs for OWI and eluding a law enforcement vehicle after she refused to stop for officers her vehicle was located near the intersection of U.S. Highway 18 and North 8th Street. Downs led officers on a pursuit in which she was speeding more than 10 miles per hour over the posted speed limits. Authorities say Downs was weaving between the lines and stuck her middle finger out of the window while trying to elude law enforcement.  

Police were initially alerted to Downs after she was reported she may have been under the influence while being aggressive towards employees at multiple Clear Lake hotels.  She was booked into the Cerro Gordo County Jail.

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Mark Pitz

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