Highway 75 Pursuit and subsequent DUI arrest.
Cass County Sheriff Wm. C. Brueggemann advised that on Friday May 15th, 2020 at approximately 11:37 a.m. Cass County 911 Center broadcast of a possible reckless driver that was south bound on Hwy 75 passed the Bay Road exit. A short time later a Cass County Deputy located the vehicle, a 2005 Ford Crown Victoria, in the area of Hwy 75 and E McKelvie road. The deputy observed the vehicle swerving and cross the fog line and initiated a traffic stop. The vehicle momentarily stopped but then when deputies attempted to make contact with the driver, the driver turned around and began fleeing northbound on Hwy 75. The deputy initiated a pursuit north bound on Hwy 75 at speeds up to 130 mph. The vehicle failed to reduce speed while exiting on Bay Rd, running down the embankment and coming to a stop in the ditch. The vehicle sustained damage from running off the roadway. The deputy immediately approached the occupant and directed the subject out of the vehicle and took in to custody.
The driver was identified as Daniel Kessel (55, of Council Bluffs, IA).Kessel was treated at the scene for a possible head injury sustained during the accident, but refused transport. Kessel was charged with Operating a Motor Vehicle to Avoid Arrest, Driving under the influence, willful reckless driving, fictitious license plates, open container, no proof of insurance, driving while suspended and other various traffic offenses. Kessel was transported to Cass County jail.