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North Liberty man faces several charges after police chase

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IOWA CITY (KWWL) -- A North Liberty man faces several charges after deputies say he led them on a chase reaching speeds of up to 140 m.p.h.

A Johnson County Sheriff deputy clocked 26-year-old Ryan David Foust doing 87 m.p.h. in a 45 m.p.h zone on Riverside Drive near the Johnson County Fairgrounds.  The deputy says Foust had no plates on his vehicle.

The deputy says when he turned on his lights, Foust continued onto Highway 218 southbound and reached speeds of up to 140 m.p.h. while weaving in and out of traffic.

While the deputy was in pursuit of Foust, dispatch received a call from a man claiming to be a passenger in Foust's car. The man said he was begging Foust to stop and said Foust had been drinking and he didn't know Foust.

The criminal complaint says that Foust punched the passenger in the face, causing a possible broken nose, while driving at a dangerously high speed.

The chase ended at mile marker 75 in Washington County.  The deputy says Foust had a blood alcohol content of .122 according to a preliminary breath test.

Foust is charged with Operating While Intoxicated, Eluding and Assault Causing Bodily Injury.

He was booked into the Johnson County Jail.

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