Ames Police Officer Enters Not Guilty Plea in OWI, Eluding Case

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STORY COUNTY, Iowa — An Ames police officer charged in a high-speed chase has pleaded not guilty.

Thirty-nine-year-old Jason Eaton is charged with operating while intoxicated, eluding, and two counts of excessive speed.

The Iowa State Patrol says Eaton was spotted driving 126 miles-per-hour the wrong direction on Highway 30 last month and then refused to pull over.

The Ames Police Department has suspended Eaton from duty and a trial is tentatively scheduled for June 10th.

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