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SIOUX CITY | A Sioux City man was arrested on controlled substance violations, after crashing his car and leading authorities on a foot pursuit. 

According to court documents, Robert Childers, 44, of Sioux City was driving on South Mulberry Street about 2 a.m. Thursday. Driving at speeds of more than 50 miles an hour in a 25 mile-per-hour zone, Childers went through stop signs at Vine Avenue and Ridge Avenue.

Childers lost control of the car, which came to a stop at the 3800 block of Stone Avenue. He then left the vehicle and attempted to elude officers on foot. 

Officers found three bags of crystalline substance inside the vehicle that tested positive for methamphetamine, two of which contained 1.2 grams and the third having 1.7 grams. They also found a digital scale and meth pipe, both of which had white residue. 

After his arrest, Childers told police he was driving a friend named "Billy Fleeton" around to deliver meth, which he admitted he has done before. Fleeton, according to Childers, pays him for driving around to deliver meth. 

Childers said he drove in such a reckless manner because his driver's license is suspended, and because he was delivering meth. He was held in the Woodbury County Jail on charges including a felony controlled substance violation. 


Lifestyles reporter

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