March 20, 2023

Dawson County Journal

Dawson County, Nebraska

Colorado Minor Arrested Following I-80 Pursuit Near Gretna

JANUARY 31, 2023 (OMAHA, NEB.)  — Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol have arrested a Colorado minor following a pursuit on Interstate 80 overnight.

At approximately 12:40 a.m. Tuesday, a trooper observed a Subaru WRX speeding at over 100 miles per hour on Interstate 80 near Gretna, at mile marker 435. The trooper attempted a traffic stop, but the driver refused to yield and accelerated to a higher rate of speed. The trooper initiated a pursuit.

The Subaru continued westbound on Interstate 80, with speeds reaching 150 miles per hour. After approximately 10 miles, the Subaru’s engine failed, and the vehicle came a stop.

The driver, an 18-year-old male from Colorado, was taken into custody for willful reckless driving and flight to avoid arrest. He was lodged in Sarpy County Jail. The entire pursuit lasted less than five minutes.

Source: Nebraska Regional News