A high speed chase Thursday in eastern Nebraska ends with the driver in custody and needing medical treatment for self inflected wounds. Nebraska State Patrol spokesman Captain Brett Friesz says a trooper stopped a vehicle near Blair for speeding. He found out there was an outstanding warrant for the driver. When walking back to the vehicle the driver took off leading troopers on a 28 mile chase with up to speeds of 90 miles-an-hour.
Law enforcement used stop sticks to flatten the car’s tires. The driver came to a stop after hitting a semi in the parking lot of the Fremont Area Medical Center. When law enforcement approached the vehicle they saw the driver cutting his neck and stabbing his leg with a sharp object. Officers at that time were able to subdue the suspect and he was taken into the hospital for treatment.
The suspect, identified as 55 year old Kevin Morrissey of Oakland, Iowa was then airlifted to Creighton University Medical Center in Omaha for further treatment. He is expected to survive.
There was an outstanding arrest warrant for Morrissey in Washington State for possession of obscene materials.