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Police Use PIT Maneuver to End Early Morning Chase

Police chase ends in the1000 block of E. 14th Street. Photo credit: Gary Robert Walther)

DES MOINES, Iowa — Police took one person into custody early Wednesday morning after a chase that ended in a crash.

Des Moines police say the pursuit began just before 2:00 a.m. at Saylor Road and E. Sheridan Avenue when they spotted 49-year-old David Jackson driving recklessly. Police tried to make a traffic stop on Jackson but he took off.

Jackson’s vehicle crashed at E. 14th Street and Hull but was able to continue on until officers used a PIT maneuver to disable the vehicle in the 1000 block of E. 14th Street.

Jackson is in police custody. He is facing traffic and drug charges. Police say he was also wanted on a parole violation warrant.