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Name of Driver Released in Harrison County Chase, Shooting

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HARRISON COUNTY, Iowa – Two people are in custody after an incident occurred that allegedly involved a high speed chase and shooting on Monday.

The incident started at approximately 12:30 p.m. on Monday north of Missouri Valley on Interstate 29, according to the Iowa Department of Public Safety.

A DOT officer was initially checking on a parked car on the side of the road. The man sitting in the driver's seat of the parked car, 17-year-old Chauncy Jewett of Sioux City, provided a false Iowa driver’s license when asked to present identification. There was also a female passenger in the vehicle, 20-year-old Sydney Swanson of Sioux City.

As Jewett was being questioned by the officer, he sped away.

A pursuit was initiated and during the chase, Jewett's vehicle reached speeds exceeding 100 m.p.h. The officer also allegedly observed Jewett lean out of the window and shoot at his vehicle once.

Jewett ended up crashing the vehicle into a parked car at a rest area. He then ran into a wooded area behind the rest area, before ultimately being taken into custody by the Missouri Valley Police Department. Swanson was also taken into custody.

Jewett is charged with attempted murder and  Swanson is charged with identity theft and interference with official acts.

The Iowa DCI is still investigating the incident and more charges are pending.

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