On October 27, 2022 a deputy with the Plymouth County Sheriff’s Office attempted to a initiate a traffic stop for an equipment violation and expired registration. The driver refused to stop for lights and sirens and led deputies and officers on a pursuit. Deputies were able to effectively deploy stop sticks causing the vehicle to be disabled. The driver, Nicolas Benigno, age 24 of Le Mars, Iowa, was taken into custody. Benigno was charged with felony eluding, driving under suspension, interference with official acts, possession of a controlled substance, speeding, failure to maintain control of a motor vehicle, and possession of an offensive weapon.