MASON CITY | A Minnesota man accused of leading police on a two-state chase before crashing a stolen vehicle near Clear Lake June 22 faces additional charges in Iowa.
Jacob Aaron Eberly, 32, Little Falls, Minnesota, has been charged with eluding – injury, OWI, drugs or participate in felony, second-degree theft operating while under the influence – second offense, leaving the scene of an accident. He has also been cited for not having a driver’s license, not wearing a seat belt and failing to obey a stop sign.
Eberly, who was driving a black 2000 Ford Expedition reported stolen from Freeborn County, Minnesota, is accused of leading police into Iowa on a chase, which reached 100 mph.
An unidentified driver was hurt in the chase when Eberly struck their vehicle while attempting to avoid stop sticks, according to law enforcement.
Eberly was taken to the hospital after officers stopped the pursuit by ramming the SUV, which rolled.
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“While there he exhibited signs of intoxication by methamphetamine to include paranoia, rapid speech, elevated heart rate and elevated blood pressure,” an Iowa State Patrol trooper wrote in charging documents.
Eberly allegedly told law enforcement that he had used meth, court documents said.
Law enforcement obtained a search warrant for toxicology reports, which are pending.
Eberly is being held in the Cerro Gordo County Jail on a $13,000 bond. A trial date hasn’t been set.