Sioux Center Police Department

Sioux Center Police Department

SIOUX CENTER—A 25-year-old LeMars man faces numerous charges after leading authorities on a high-speed chase in the early morning hours of Tuesday, Jan. 11, in Sioux Center.

The arrest of Jerren Thomas Moreno stemmed from a report of him driving a 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 pickup erratically about 12:10 a.m. on Fourth Avenue Northeast, according to the Sioux Center Police Department.

Police attempted to stop Moreno, but he attempted to flee, reaching speeds of more than 80 mph, according to the incident report.

Moreno eventually was stopped and admitted he was drunk. He also was in possession of an alcoholic beverage.

He had bloodshot, watery eyes; impaired balance; slurred speech and the odor of an alcoholic beverage and failed preliminary sobriety tests.

Moreno was charged with second-offense operating while under the influence; eluding or attempting to elude resulting in an injury to a person other than the driver or while operating while under the influence, committing a controlled substance violation or participating in a felony; operating a vehicle without the owner’s consent; four counts of failure to obey a stop sign and yield the right of way; two counts of driving on the wrong side of a two-way highway; and no valid driver’s license.