An Iowa City man was arrested Saturday after police say he led them on a high-speed chase through Scott County and Davenport.
Roy Albert Phillips, 27, faces charges of eluding and two counts of child endangerment. All charges are aggravated misdemeanors, each punishable by up to two years in prison.
He also faces a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia, a simple misdemeanor, and several traffic citations, including reckless driving and speeding.
Bond was set Sunday at $7,500 cash or surety. Phillips also is wanted on a parole violation out of Johnson County.
According to an arrest affidavit filed by the Iowa State Patrol:
Around noon Saturday, a trooper was driving north on U.S. 61 when he saw a silver Chrysler Town & Country van with no front license plate headed south.
The van was clocked at 70 mph in a 65-mph zone. The trooper tried to initiate a traffic stop, but the van failed to pull over.
The van continued south on U.S. 61 at speeds reaching 113 mph. A trooper near Eldridge put down spike strips; the van ran over the strips, but they were unsuccessful.
The van continued south and a Scott County Sheriff’s deputy had placed more spike strips in the road. The van ran over the strips, and both driver's side tires became flat.
The van continued into Davenport with the flat tires and ran a red light at 65th and Brady streets and was weaving in and out of traffic. The trooper pulled alongside the van to try to get it to stop.
The van, which was behind another vehicle, pulled in front of the trooper’s squad car and struck the front left bumper. The van then passed other cars on the road.
The trooper made intentional contact with the van to try to get it to stop, which it did at Welcome Way and East 50th Street.
Phillips, the driver, was ordered out of the van and was arrested. A woman was in the front seat, and a baby and a 2-year-old also were in the car. No one was injured.
While sitting in the squad car, the trooper smelled a strong odor of marijuana coming off of Phillips. The trooper searched the van and found a scale with marijuana residue on it and a cloth liquor bag with multiple small plastic baggies inside the center console.
Phillips later told police that he ran because he knew he had a warrant out for his arrest on the parole violation, according to the affidavit.