CRASH COURSE: Chase Ends on Drake Campus


Two men are in jail after leading police on a chase through Des Moines early Tuesday morning.

Police attempted to stop the car, driven by 24-year-old Jesse Jeffries, near East 16th and University around  1:15 a.m.

Instead of stopping, Jeffries took off, leading police on a chase through residential streets.

The chase snaked west.  At one point Jeffries drove through a fence at a practice soccer field on the Drake campus.

Police attempted to put out stop sticks, but couldn’t because the chase route was unpredictable.

Jeffries eventually hit a parked car on 31st Street and crashed in the grass outside Goodwin Kirk Hall.

He is facing a list of charges including eluding, interference with official acts, driving while barred and striking an unattended vehicle.

Police found meth on his passenger, 23-year-old Bryan Cole.

Cole is charged with interference and possession with intent to deliver.

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