MASON CITY — It’s over five years behind bars for a Davenport man who pleaded guilty to leading authorities on a high-speed chase on the Avenue of the Saints near Mason City back in January.
The Iowa State Patrol says shortly after 4:00 AM on the morning of January 27th a trooper attempted to stop 38-year-old Travis Coleman for speeding on the Avenue of the Saints south of Mason City. During the pursuit, the vehicle reached a high speed of 130 miles per hour.
Coleman exited at the Mallard Avenue exit, made a bad pass on the shoulder, crossed the road and a struck a DOT barrier. Coleman attempted to keep driving but the trooper intentionally struck the vehicle to stop the pursuit. A bag of marijuana was allegedly found in the front passenger seat.
Coleman pleaded guilty to felony eluding, first-offense OWI and first-offense possession of marijuana. He was sentenced this week by Judge Karen Salic to five years in prison on the eluding charge and 30 days in jail on the OWI and drug charges. He was also fined a total of $2000.