Brookings County Sheriff


A Lake Preston man has been arrested after a chase in Brookings County.

According to the Brookings County Sheriff's Office, the driver identified as 32 year-old Casey Lee Verhey, was traveling 61 miles per hour in a 35 mph speed zone on Highway 14 in Volga. Deputies tried to stop Verhey when he took off. 

They say he ran through stop signs driving recklessly and continued for several miles before crashing his vehicle in the ditch, which ended the pursuit. 

Verhey was taken into custody and charged with 2nd Offence DUI, eluding Law Enforcement, reckless driving, speeding, lane violations, and 2 stop sign violations. Deputies say the pursuit reached speeds in excess of 100mph.