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Newton man arrested following car chase

Chase ended in Galesburg

Hopwood
Hopwood

A Newton man was arrested after leading police on a car chase that ended near Galesburg early Saturday morning.

Stan Hopwood, 50, is facing charges after police attempted to stop him at 12:30 a.m. in the 1300 block of East 12th Street South in Newton for driving without headlights.

When police attempted to stop Hopwood he continued to drive southbound out of city limits, according to police. During the pursuit, Hopwood reportedly reached speeds of 100 mph, drove through stop signs and crossed the center line of the road.

The chase went through Reasnor and ended near Galesburg when the vehicle became inoperable.

Hopwood faces charges of eluding and driving while license barred, which are both aggravated misdemeanors. He was also cited with multiple misdemeanor driving offenses.

Hopwood was arrested and taken to the Jasper County Jail. He posted $4,000 bond on Saturday.

Contact Kayla Langmaid at 641-792-3121 ext. 6533 or klangmaid@newtondailynews.com

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