May 28, 2023

Dawson County Journal

Dawson County, Nebraska

Multi-County pursuit on I-80 leads to arrest Monday

FEBRUARY 7, 2023 (NORTH PLATTE, NEB.)  — Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol arrested a Wisconsin man following a pursuit that started in Dawson County on Interstate 80 Monday.

At approximately 9:30 a.m. Monday, a trooper observed an eastbound Honda Civic speeding on I-80 near Lexington, at mile marker 232. The trooper attempted a traffic stop, but the driver of the Honda accelerated and fled. The trooper initiated a pursuit.

The Honda reached speeds exceeding 100 miles per hour as it continued eastbound. The Honda also passed other vehicles on the shoulder multiple times. Near mile marker 261, the driver voluntarily brought the vehicle to a stop in the median. Troopers then took the driver into custody without further incident.

The driver, Marvin Adams, 44, of Appleton, Wisconsin, was arrested for willful reckless driving, flight to avoid arrest, and no operator’s license. He was lodged in Dawson County Jail.

      Adams was arraigned in Dawson County Court Tuesday on charges of Flight to Avoid Arrest and violating Non-Resident License Requirement.  The last charge is a misdemeanor offense that alleges operating a motor vehicle in Nebraska as a non-resident beyond the 30 days of residence or operating a motor vehicle in Nebraska as a non-resident while not holding a valid operator’s license in his state of residence.  In this instance, Adams was driving with a Wisconsin driver’s license that expired in 2019.

       Bond for Adams was set at 10% of $20,000 and his next hearing was set for February 16, 2023 at 11:00am in Dawson County Court.

Source: Nebraska Regional News