Two Charged after Coralville Chase

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CORALVILLE, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) -- Two people have been charged after a chase that began in Coralville.

At 5:04 a.m. Tuesday a Coralville officer tried to stop a vehicle for speeding near the Coral Ridge Avenue and Heartland Drive intersection.

The driver refused to stop and proceeded to pull off the roadway. Both the driver and passenger ran from the scene and police created a perimeter to search for the suspects.

Around 7:15 the Coralville Police Department received a report of a suspicious person near Heartland Drive and Jones Boulevard.

It was determined that a pickup was stolen from a nearby residence, and was traveling westbound on Highway 6.

Officers then tried to stop the vehicle, but again the driver refused to stop.

After a short chase, the driver got the truck stuck near the Tiffin soccer fields.

The driver, identified as 37-year-old Brian Luedtka, then ran from the truck. Luedtka was then found with a K9 search.

Luedtka has been charged with 2nd Degree Theft, 1nd Degree Criminal Mischief, Operating While Intoxicated, Eluding, Interference with Official Acts, Driving without a license, and numerous traffic offenses.

At 9:39 a.m. authorities were able to locate the passenger of the vehicle near Circle Drive.

27-year-old Joshua Hultine has been charged with Interference with Official Acts.

The Johnson County Sheriff's Office, the North Liberty Police Department, the Iowa City Police Department, the University of Iowa Department of Public Safety, the Iowa State Patrol, the Johnson County Joint Emergency Communications Center, the Iowa Department of Transportation, and Big Ten Towing assisted at the scene.

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