High speed chase suspect appears in court

By NIKKI YOUNK

Staff Writer

CRYSTAL FALLS – An out-of-state man accused of leading authorities on a high-speed chase through two counties appeared in Iron County Trial Court on Wednesday.

Karl Friedrich-Johannes Dresch, 32, decided to waive the 14 day rule for his preliminary examination.

Defendants are entitled to a preliminary examination within 14 days of their arraignment. However, they can waive the requirement and reschedule the preliminary examination for a later date if they wish.

Dresch’s preliminary examination was continued to July 8.

In Iron County, Dresch faces one felony count of fleeing and eluding-fourth degree, one misdemeanor count of operating while intoxicated, and one misdemeanor count of open intoxicants in a vehicle.

If convicted, he could spend up to two years in prison.

For more information, see Thursday’s edition of The Daily News.

Nikki Younk’s e-mail address is nyounk@ironmountaindailynews.com.