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.