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UPDATE: Blue Grass Man Sentenced

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On December 10, Munger was sentenced on multiple counts of eluding. He will serve a 30 day jail diversion program, 24 months for one count, 150 days for another and 180 days on a final count.


A car chase in Muscatine County on Thursday, August 15, 2013, ended when the driver crashed the car into a pond.

It all started when a Muscatine County Sheriff's deputy attempted to stop the vehicle for a speeding violation on Hwy. 61 near 170th St.   

The driver refused to pull over and the chase ensued.

Authorities say the vehicle traveled north on Taylor Avenue and turned east on 172nd St., back to Hwy. 61. The car went southbound on Hwy. 61, and turned north on University Drive.  

At this point, the deputy used a PIT maneuver to intervene.

The driver was able to elude the deputy and drove into a field.

After crossing into another field, the car became airborne and came to rest in a pond.

At this point, the driver, 19-year-old Nicholas K. Munger of Bluegrass, Iowa was taken into custody.

Munger has been charged with speeding, reckless driving and attempting to elude law enforcement and is being held on bond at the Muscatine County Jail.

Officials say they believe Munger's car was totaled. They say there is slight damage to a squad car.

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