Motorcycle driver in Bremer County chase, crash identified

By Lee Hermiston, The Gazette

WAVERLY, Iowa — The Bremer County Sheriff’s Office has identified the Tripoli man who led deputies on a high-speed chase on Friday.

According to a news release, 20-year-old Alexander C. Buss has been charged with second-degree theft, eluding, driving while suspended, excessive speed, no insurance and driving on the wrong side of the highway. Police said the motorcycle Buss had been operating during pursuit was reported stolen from Cedar Falls in July 2013.

A Bremer County deputy attempted to stop Buss for speeding on Highway 3 at Timber Avenue near Readlyn at 10:47 a.m. Friday. Police said Buss was doing 82 mph in a 55 mph zone. Buss refused to stop and the pursuit reached speeds of 130 mph, according to the sheriff’s office.

The pursuit continued until Buss crashed into a Tripoli Police Department squad car parked in the intersection of C-33 and Sable Avenue southeast of Tripoli. Buss was injured in the crash and was treated at Allen Hospital. He has since been released from the hospital and taken into custody.

No one else was injured in the crash.

l Comments: (319) 398-8238; lee.hermiston@thegazette.com

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