Most radio morning show hosts have a segment called "idiots (or morons) in the news" and most of the stories seem to come from the deep south U.S.A.

But the idiots in today's news story are from right here in our own hometown.

Yesterday, cops charged 28-year-old Christopher Oberlander of Burlington and 34-year-old Tosha Clouse of Burlington with a variety of counts.

This pair of alleged morons were captured trying to elude Cedar Rapids police, driving recklessly at twice the speed limit on Blairs Ferry Rd around 11:00 a.m. yesterday morning.

According to CBS2 News, the two were nabbed after crashing into a retainer wall in Thomas Park following a three minute, hair-raising race across town in the middle of the day.

This really is the kind of stupid behavior that puts us all at risk and can get innocent people killed. I'm grateful the cops were able to lock em up and get these two off the street.

[source: CBS2 News]