Spencer Man Arrested After Allegedly Trying To Elude A Deputy

Wed 7-10-2019

(Spencer)-- A Spencer man faces several charges after allegedly trying to elude a deputy who was trying to pull him over Tuesday evening.

The Clay County Sheriff's Office says a deputy was attempting to pull over a vehicle going 79 mph in a 55 mph zone in the 2100 mile of 380th Avenue shortly after 8:30 pm. The driver refused to stop and attempted to flee the deputy. Authorities say the driver, 67-year-old Radley Gerritsen of Spencer, eventually lost control of the vehicle which came to a stop on the roadway.

Gerritsen was arrested and booked into jail on charges of operating while intoxicated...3rd offense, speeding, failure to yield to an emergency vehicle and failure to maintain control.