CR Man arrested after 112mph on I-380

A 25-year-old from Cedar Rapids has been arrested and charged after allegedly going more than 100 mph on I-380 during a chase.

An officer clocked a Malibu driving 112 mph on northbound Interstate 380 around 1:58 a.m. Monday in the 60 mph zone.

The suspect driving the vehicle then went through a red light at the 29th Street off-ramp onto Madison Street NE.

As the chase continued the alleged suspect, William Robert Atkinson, went through a red light at Glass Road before driving northbound onto the on-ramp of I-380 off of Glass Road.

The driver reached 80 mph before taking the exit at 42nd Street. The suspect then went through a red light and turned westbound onto 42nd Street.

Between Wenig Road and Blue Jay Drive NE, the Malibu was clocked reaching speeds of 94 mph.

The chase continued as the driver went through another red light before turning into the Izaak Walton Shooting League on the 5400 block of 42nd Street NE.

Officers caught up to the car but found the driver had taken off on foot.

Officers then set up a perimeter and conducted a track with a K9.

At around 2:24 a.m. police were notified in a report that his vehicle was stolen in the 5600 block of River Parkway NE.

Officers found the person in the area and he matched the description of the driver that had left the Malibu and ran.

Atkinson was taken into custody at 2:42 a.m. and tried to give authorities a fake name. Police say he was also uncooperative.

Atkinson was arrested for Operating While Under the Influence – 2nd Offense, Attempt to Elude While Participating in a Felony, Reckless Driving, Failure to Provide Proof of Financial Liability, Failure to Obey Traffic Control Device (3 counts), Speeding (2 counts) (112 in 60 mph zone I-380 and J Avenue NE)(94 in 35 mph zone Blue Jay Drive and 42nd Street NE), Public Intoxication, Interference with Official Acts, and Providing False Identification Information.

Atkinson is being held in the Linn County Jail.

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