High Speed Pursuit In Lexington
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol have arrested an Illinois man following a pursuit on Interstate 80.
The incident occurred Wednesday morning when a trooper observed a vehicle traveling in excess of 100 miles per hour on I-80 near Lexington. The trooper attempted a traffic stop, but the driver refused to yield and fled at a high rate of speed. The trooper initiated a pursuit.
During the pursuit, the vehicle reached speeds of nearly 120 miles per hour and at times passed other vehicles on the shoulder. As the vehicle reached mile marker 261, another trooper was able to successfully deploy stop sticks. A trooper then successfully performed a tactical vehicle intervention to bring the vehicle to a stop. The entire pursuit lasted approximately 16 minutes.
The driver, of Chicago, Illinois, was taken into custody without further incident. Troopers also located a duffle bag containing 16 pounds of marijuana in the trunk of the car.