Iowa State Patrol

SHELDON—A 39-year-old Hartley woman was arrested Sunday, Sept. 27, following a chase that started near Sheldon.

The arrest of Dawn Marie Harris stemmed from a trooper observing a southbound 2015 Chevrolet Camaro traveling 88-mph in the 65-mph of the Highway 60 expressway east of Sheldon at about 4:45 p.m., according to the Iowa State Patrol.

The trooper tried to catch up to stop the vehicle but it took off.

During nearly a 45-minute pursuit the driver, Harris, fled from the trooper and an O’Brien County Sheriff’s Office vehicle at speeds up to 140-mph in a 55-mph zone.

Harris ran multiple stop signs and made a bad pass up a hill in a no passing zone while her 16-year-old daughter was in the car, according to the incident report.

At one point the vehicle almost wrecked when it ramped an intersection.

Harris lied about who was driving the Camaro and said she had driven straight from Sheldon to Hartley, according to the incident report.

She told authorities she did want to stop because she knew her driver’s license was not valid and she did not want to go to jail.

Harris was arrested on charges of eluding at speeds of 25 mph over the limit, neglect or abandonment of a dependent person and interference with official acts.