Wisconsin Sex Offender Leads Urbandale Police on High-Speed Chase

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Zachary Senger (WHO-HD)

Zachary Senger (WHO-HD)

URBANDALE, Iowa — A Wisconsin man is behind bars in Polk County after leading Urbandale police on a high-speed chase that ended in someone’s front yard Wednesday night.

Twenty-three-year-old Zachary Senger faces charges of eluding, OWI, open container and several traffic violations. Police say he was also wanted on a probation violation out of Wisconsin, related to a sex abuse conviction.

Urbandale police chase (WHO-HD)

Urbandale police chase (WHO-HD)

Sgt. Gary Lang with the Urbandale Police Department says the incident began around 6:11 p.m. when they received a call from someone who said they were being followed by a reckless driver.

Officers pursued the reckless driver, Senger, who hit a DART bus at the intersection of Parkview Drive and Meredith Drive. The car spun out into the front yard of a home.

Senger was taken into custody. Police say they don’t know why he was in the area.

The driver of the DART bus was treated on the scene for minor injuries.