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Nearly 45-minute police chase through multiple counties ends peacefully

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A nearly 45-minute police chase ends in a field.

According to the Black Hawk County Sheriff's Office, shortly after 2:45 a.m., a deputy tried to stop a driver for blowing through run a red light near Dunkerton and Raymond. They say the suspect took off and deputies followed.

Deputies continued to chase the suspect through Black Hawk County and part of Buchanan County before getting him boxed in.

Speeds during the chase exceeded 100 miles per hour on paved roads and 75 miles per hour on gravel roads.

Deputies say a Waterloo police officer had stop sticks ready and two semis were near the area Donald Street and Elk Run Road. The driver allegedly tried to go around the blocks, and ended in a field where deputies cornered him. They say he went in to custody peacefully and nobody got hurt. It all ended just before 3:30 a.m., about 45 minutes later near Donald and Raymond.

No one was injured, and there was no damage to any of the vehicles involved in the chase.

Deputies took Troy Postel-Vargason, of Independence, into custody. The Black Hawk County Sheriff's Office says he exited his vehicle with a small wooden club didn't resist arrest. 

Postel-Vargason is facing several charges including eluding and multiple counts of driving with a suspended license. He was also charged with one count of carrying weapons.

Teresa Andrews, of Shell Rock,was a passenger in the vehicle, but at this time, she is not facing any criminal charges.

The Black Hawk County Sheriff's Office was assisted by the Waterloo and Evansdale Police Departments.

Jordan Mickle contributed to this report.

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