On Friday, February 10, 2012 at approximately 1:10 PM, Waterloo Police attempted to stop a maroon GMC Yukon in the area of Paper Mill Street and La Porte Road. The Yukon took off from police and drove across the 18th Street Bridge. Police pursued, but lost sight of the Yukon in the area of E.9th Street and Franklin Street.
At approximately 1:17 PM, Waterloo Police found that the Yukon had been involved an accident at Lafayette Street and Vinton Street. The Yukon's driver took off running from the accident scene and witnesses helped direct officers to his location. The driver was arrested in a Crystal Distribution parking lot on Sycamore Street.
According to witnesses, the Yukon was southbound on Vinton Street and ran the red light at Lafayette Street. A blue Chevy, traveling westbound on Lafayette Street, struck the Yukon and spun it up onto the curb. This is when the Yukon's driver got out and ran from the scene.
Both drivers were taken to the hospital for treatment of minor injuries. The case remains under investigation.
Captain Tim Pillack