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MARION, Iowa - Marion Police have arrested a 22-year-old after a chase with speeds exceeding 80-miles per hour.
Police initially tracked Bryce Beisker at 81 miles per hour traveling westbound on Alburnett Road at 10 p.m. The posted speed limit on that road is 45 miles per hour. As Trooper Trainor started driving towards Beisker's corvette, Beisker sped off and passed a car to turn right onto Oak Park Circle in Marion.
Beisker took Trooper Trainor through the neighborhood at 60 miles per hour. Beisker's corvette went off the roadway a couple times, through some yards - including the yard between 400 and 410 Oak Park Circle, and spun a few times before eventually hitting a tree.
Trooper Trainor was able to arrest Beisker without incident. Beisker faces felony eluding, driving while barred, reckless driving and failure to maintain control. He is also charged with two counts of criminal mischief as he drove through chained fencing at 400 and 410 Oak Park Circle. The corvette had dealer plates on it and sustained some damage.
Trooper Trainor and Beisker were not injured during the chase. Online Court records show Beisker had also recently been sentenced to jail time for driving while barred.