A high-speed chase last night spanned parts of Nebraska and Iowa. A Nebraska State Patrol airplane clocked a motorcycle buzzing along near the Blair Airport in Washington County, north of Omaha, at 93 miles an hour.
A trooper on the ground tried to intercept the cycle which sped away even faster, topping out over 150 miles an hour. The motorcyclist zipped through Omaha and onto the Interstate 680 bridge into Iowa, but didn’t get far, as he ran out of gas near the 1 mile marker. The chase had covered 60 miles in about 40 minutes.
Authorities say 20-year-old James McPeck of Omaha is jailed in Council Bluffs on a host of charges.