Ames Officer Jason Eaton Arrested After Drunken High Speed Chase

Ames Officer Jason Eaton Arrested After Drunken High Speed Chase

Ames Police Officer Jason Eaton was arrested early this morning after leading state troopers on a high speed chase down the wrong side of Highway 30. After finally being stopped, Eaton denied being drunk and said that he only had ” 1-2 beers” which usually translates to 10-12 beers. He is now charged with operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated, failure to obey a stop sign, and excessive speeding. The Ames Police Department has suspended Officer Eaton pending the outcome of an internal investigation.

According to public records, Jason Wayne Eaton is a 39 year old resident of Story City, Iowa. In 1999 he pled guilty to a charge of issuing a check or draft without sufficient funds or credit. The charge was only an infraction for which he received a deferred sentence with unsupervised probation. See Grand Forks County case number 18-99-K-03631. In 2009 he pled guilty to exceeding the speed limit by 6-10 MPH. In 2002 First National Bank obtained a civil judgment against him of $6,274. He is a registered Republican.

Published at Tue, 30 Mar 2021 13:45:54 +0000

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