Driver tells troopers that car chase was on his bucket list

Frederick Ray Jones (Polk County Sheriff's Office)
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By: Associated Press; KCCI
October 12, 2017

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- The Iowa State Patrol says a man pulled over in Des Moines after a vehicle pursuit told state troopers that he wanted to be chased because it was on his bucket list.

Des Moines television station KCCI reports that the man refused to halt a little before 7:30 a.m. Thursday when a trooper tried to stop him over a violation on Interstate 80. The 10 to 15 minute chase ended soon after he left the interstate. He was taken into custody.

That's when the driver, Frederick Ray Jones, 46, of Des Moines, shared his bucket list story with troopers.

State Patrol Sgt. Scott Bright told The Associated Press that he'd never heard such an excuse in his 28 years of policing.

Jones was booked into the Polk County Jail on charges of eluding and operating a vehicle while intoxicated.

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