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DASH CAM VIDEO: High-speed pursuit in Siouxland puts two men in the hospital

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NEAR UTE, Iowa (KTIV) - The Woodbury County Sheriff's office said 25-year-old David Whitlock was driving the car.

He faces numerous traffic violations, including eluding.

The pursuit began near Sergeant Bluff when a deputy pulled Whitlock over for acting suspiciously.

A woman got out of the car, but then, the driver and a passenger who is identified as 26-year-old Randall Durand of Sioux City fled.

The two men led authorities on a chase all the way to Ute, more than 50 miles away.

The chase ended when officers executed what's called a "PIT" maneuver to force the car off the road and end a dangerous pursuit.

That sent the car into the ditch, where it rolled onto its roof.

Whitlock and Durand were taken to the hospital.

There is still no word on the extent of their injuries.

As of now, Durand has not been charged.

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A high-speed chase through two counties that involved at least four law enforcement agencies Thursday morning came to an abrupt end with the suspect car crashing near Ute, Iowa.

It started around 7:00 a.m. when a Woodbury County deputy pulled the driver over on Port Neal Road near Sergeant Bluff, Iowa because he was acting suspiciously.

"We had started taking the occupants out of the vehicle, after the first occupant had exited the vehicle the vehicle did take off," said Derek Brand, Woodbury County Deputy Sheriff.

Officers chased the car, now with just two men inside, in a pursuit that went through Sergeant Bluff, Sloan, Hornick and Mapleton.

"They were going anywhere from 50 MPH upwards of 80 to 90 MPH at given times," said Brand.

Along the way, deputies said they saw the men throwing items from the car.

"We will go back and review video and get the GPS coordinates of where those items were thrown out of the car," said Brand.

At one point, authorities said the driver called 911 and told the dispatcher to tell officers to call off the chase or someone was going to get hurt.
The chase finally came to an end about an hour after it started near Ute, Iowa when one of the officers executed what's known as a PIT maneuver, hitting the car and forcing it off the road and ending a dangerous pursuit.

"There are dangers during the pursuit and we are trying to end it as quickly as possible to prevent any innocent motorists from getting injured," said Brand.

Both men in the car were taken to a hospital with unknown injuries and have not yet been identified. Officers said they found drug paraphernalia in the car. They also believe the two men were tossing narcotics out the windows during the chase, but have not yet reported if evidence was found. Charges are expected, but have not yet been filed.

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