After about a 10 minutes pursuit which started in North Sioux City when an officer attempted to stop a vehicle with no tail lights with an intoxicated driver, Sioux City Police were able to disable the vehicle using stop sticks causing the driver to crash into a cement base of a light pole at Riverside Caseys.
Court Documents say the North Sioux Officer observed a vehicle with no tail lights and a driver believed to be intoxicated and attempted a traffic stop. The driver Paul Michael Keegan, 39 failed to stop for the officer and fled into Sioux City on Military Rd reaching speeds of over 100 miles per hour while striking curbs and driving erratically.
Once at Casselman Street on Military Keegan fled Southbound and sped around neighborhoods on the West side of Sioux City until fleeing on West 4th again at speeds over 100 miles per hour until hitting stop sticks placed by Sioux City Police near Fareway on War Eagle Drive and then crashing into a cement base of a light pole at Caseys.
The driver was taken into custody without incident. Police found a meth pipe with residue and glass container with marijuana. Keegan had an odor of alcohol, bloodshot eyes, slurred speech, and impaired balance. He was unable to complete field sobriety tests, his preliminary breath test showed a blood alcohol level of .024, and refused to provide urine for assessment of other drugs. Keegan was driving on a suspended license and has a prior OWI conviction.
Paul Keegan was arrested and charged with Eluding, Possession of a controlled substance, reckless driving, suspended license, no tail lights, OWI 2nd, and possession of drug paraphernalia. He's being held on $15,000 bond in the Woodbury County Jail.