One charged after high speed chase through Cedar Rapids
One person has been charged after a chase through Cedar Rapids in a stolen vehicle Thursday afternoon.
Cedar Rapids Police spokesman Greg Buelow told CBS2/FOX28 News that a police officer attempted to stop a suspicious vehicle at Queen Drive and 33rd Avenue SW around 8:41 a.m. The vehicle was apparently a stolen pickup out of Fairfax.
The pickup took off from the officer at a high rate of speed southbound on Edgewood Road to Highway 30. The driver then went east in the westbound lanes of Highway 30. At one point, suspect vehicle struck another vehicle near ADM on Highway 30 before it went the wrong way on the Highway 30 westbound exit from 6th Street. The suspect vehicle reached speeds over 100 mph while on Highway 30.
The suspect vehicle then went northbound on 6th Street to Hawkeye Downs Drive then east to J Street SW before heading south to Miller Avenue. Speeds were over 50 mph in these areas. The suspect vehicle then went east on Miller Avenue to Kirkwood Boulevard and then east again onto Miller Avenue Drive SW.
At that point, the driver tried to cross a ditch to get back onto Highway 30, but the pickup got stuck and became disabled.
20-year-old Kyle Netolicky is charged with 2nd Degree Theft, Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver-Methamphetamine, Possession of a Controlled Substance – Marijuana, Possession of a Controlled Substance -Prescription Medications, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and numerous traffic violations including speeding. He also had 5 warrants.
Netolicky suffered minor injuries.
A passenger inside the pickup has not been charged.