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Driver tells troopers that car chase was on his bucket list

Court records show Jones was charged with OWI, eluding, interference with official acts, speeding, operation without registration, unlawful use of license and a parole violation. (Polk County Jail)

The Iowa State Patrol says a man pulled over in Des Moines after a car 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 46-year-old Des Moines resident shared his bucket list story with troopers. Court records show Jones was charged with OWI, eluding, interference with official acts, speeding, operation without registration, unlawful use of license and a parole violation.

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

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