Chase out of Sac County ends when motorcyclist crashes, flees in FD

A chase that began in Sac County early Thursday morning ended in Fort Dodge when a motorcyclist hit a median and fled on foot.

Fort Dodge police are looking for the motorcyclist who led officers on the multicounty pursuit.

Local law enforcement learned of the chase when the Webster County Communications Center was notified at 2:34 a.m. that officers from Sac City were trying to stop a motorcycle that was speeding and wouldn’t stop, according to Fort Dodge Police Chief Kevin Doty.

Officers were told that the driver was likely heading towards Fort Dodge.

Doty said officers waited on the west end of town to intercept the motorcyclist.

The driver came into Fort Dodge at U.S. Highway 20 and U.S. Highway 169, heading north to the off ramp at 169 and Second Avenue South.

“It was at this point that the driver struck the median and fled on foot into the wooded area near the Fort Dodge Country Club,” Doty said. “A perimeter was set up around the area that the pursuit ended and a K9 from Sac County attempted to track the driver.”

But they were unable to find the driver.

Doty said law enforcement would like to find the driver to not only “bring a close to this incident,” but also to make sure the driver is not hurt.

Other agencies involved in the pursuit include the Webster County Sheriff’s Department, Iowa State Patrol, Calhoun County Sheriff’s Department, Rockwell City Police Department, Sac County Sheriff’s Department and Sac City Police Department.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Fort Dodge Police Department at 573-1424 or Webster County Crime Stoppers at 573-1444. Tips can also be sent online at or by texting “LEC” and the tip to 274637.