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Man leads authorities on 100 mph speed chase across counties

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DUBUQUE COUNTY (KWWL) -

A dangerously fast police chase through a Dubuque neighborhood.

This man, 24-year-old Nathen Davis of Rockford, Illinois, leading authorities on a chase in the wee hours of Monday morning.

It started on the edge of Allamakee and Clayton counties.

Then just before two o'clock, Dubuque deputies were notified the chase is headed their way. Innocent bystanders on central avenue watching the high speed chase.

Davis driving up to 100 miles per hour putting lives at risk. "Often times what we see in these cases is the person who is fleeing from us has absolutely no concern or care for endangering others, endangering officers," said Lt. Scott Baxter of the Dubuque Police Department.

But law enforcement say they take these chases serious, taking into consideration several factors.  "Some of those criteria are the time of day, depending on the number of pedestrians and motorists around, you know, is school letting out at that particular time? The severity of the offense is also something that must be considered. Is this a felony offense or perhaps a simple misdemeanor," said Baxter.

Davis had an outstanding warrant out of Illinois for driving with a suspended license. The first violation for this is a misdemeanor, but the most serious kind. 

As for Clayton County, according to their pursuit policy, they also decide after careful consideration whether to chase or not. Those factors include the seriousness of the offense, weather conditions, safety of people in the area, including the suspect and law enforcement.

Davis will be facing multiple charges from each jurisdiction he drove through. So far, the Jo Daviess County Sheriffs Office has charged him with aggravated fleeing or attempting to elude officers and driving with a suspended license.

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