Iowa man flees from authorities in Livingston County, then crashes, apologizes and gets arrested

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Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox reports the arrest of an Osceola, Iowa man who allegedly fled from a deputy.

Twenty-two year old Skyler James Lane has been charged in Livingston County Associate Court with the misdemeanors of driving while intoxicated and resisting arrest. Bond was set at $2,500. Online court information shows Lane is scheduled to appear in court May 16.

Cox reports Deputy Nicholas Leadbetter saw a vehicle turn north from Highway K onto U. S. Highway 65 in an unsafe manner Sunday morning around 1:50. Leadbetter checked the car as going 91 miles per hour in a 60 zone, at that point the deputy activated emergency equipment, observed the vehicle fleeing from him, and then saw the lights of the vehicle spin. The car struck a guardrail, and upon arriving at the scene Leadbetter found only the passenger in the car.

Cox reports the passenger identified the driver as Skyler Lane and said he fled on foot. The alleged driver was found along the highway and was placed in custody for alleged driving while intoxicated, resisting arrest by fleeing, and excessive speed of 30 miles an hour or more over the speed limit.

Lane was transported to the Chillicothe Police Department for processing of the driving while intoxicated charge. Cox notes Lane apologized for running from and lying to the deputy as well as for being drunk and driving. He was then transferred to the Daviess-Dekalb County Regional Jail.

Leadbetter received assistance from Deputy Dustin Woelfle, Highway Patrol Sergeant Joe Rongey, Chillicothe Police Officer Cody Dysart, and the Chillicothe Department of Emergency Services.