CLINTON — A Dubuque man has been sentenced to up to five years in prison for drunken driving and leading police on a chase in March.

Alvin Blumenberg, 38, pleaded guilty last week to operating while intoxicated, first offense, and eluding. He requested immediate sentencing and was ordered to serve up to five years in prison on the eluding charge and 30 days in prison for the OWI charge. He was fined a total of $2,000.

According to court documents, Blumenberg was arrested after a morning chase on March 22. A state trooper said that it was around 6:50 a.m. that day when he attempted to stop a white Toyota that was traveling 114 mph in a 65 mph zone on U.S. 61 north of the Wapsipinicon River, the documents state.

The vehicle wouldn’t stop and continued west on U.S. 30, traveling at speeds of more than 100 mph in a 55 mph zone. The vehicle ran over stop sticks that had been placed east of Clarence, causing the driver’s side front tire to be flattened. The vehicle entered Clarence, lost control and ran into five parked cars.

The trooper stated in court documents that the vehicle was all over the road during the pursuit and the driver nearly lost control several times. The trooper also said that the driver continued to throw his hands in the air and talk to himself while police were in pursuit.

As part of the plea agreement, charges of speeding, passing contrary to a highway sign, reckless driving, driving on the wrong side of a two-lane highway and driving while license denied were dismissed.

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