Man charged after chase on Highway 1 near Solon

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SOLON, Iowa (KCRG) - A Mount Vernon man is facing several charges after a chase Monday on Highway 1.

Officers with the Mount Vernon Police Department saw a car stopped in the 200 block of 1st Street W without their headlights on but their hazard lights working at around 8:15 p.m.

Officers say they then tried to conduct a traffic stop after they saw the car accelerate quickly, squealing his tires, and leaving the area.

Authorities followed the car east on 1st Street, where the driver didn't stop for officers.

The car then went southbound on Highway 1 from Highway 30, getting to 110 mph in a 55 mph zone.

Officers then followed the car through Solon, going southbound on Highway 1.

Authorities were able to deploy stop sticks, causing the car's tires to slowly deflate at the intersection of Highway 1 and Morse Road.

The driver then went into the lane of oncoming traffic, which caused him to sideswipe a vehicle before he went into the ditch.

The driver, identified as 19-year-old Makiah Miller, then tried to leave the scene but got stuck in a ditch near Highway 1 and Running Deer Road.

Miller was taken into custody at 8:28 p.m. and then transported to the Linn County Correctional Center.

Miller has been charged with Eluding (25mph over), speeding 110mph in a 55 mph zone, reckless driving, failure to use headlights when required, failure to obey stop sign, no insurance, and careless driving.

The Iowa State Patrol said the vehicle that was sideswiped had an estimated $2,000 in damage.

The Johnson County Sheriff's Office and Iowa State Patrol assisted the Mount Vernon Police Department during the chase.