IRON RIVER—At approx 1:37 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 3, an Iron County Sheriff’s Office Deputy observed a vehicle in the City of Iron River showing signs of what he believed to be road rage. A traffic stop was attempted at US 2 near McDonalds but the vehicle did not acknowledge the Deputies’ lights and siren.
The vehicle, a 2005 Jeep Liberty, continued to travel east on US 2 at speeds between 45 and 60 mph. Deputies were assisted by Michigan State Police Troopers who were eventually able to deploy stop sticks at which time the vehicle was stopped. The pursuit lasted for approximately 13 miles. The male subject, Donald Rymkos, 67, of Iron River was taken into custody and lodged in the Iron County Jail. He is being charged with following too close, disregard stop sign, flee/elude police officer, driving on suspended license, and no proof of insurance.