An Iowa man has been arrested on drug charges after trying to flee from a Nebraska state trooper near the Colorado border.
The Nebraska State Patrol reports speeds on I-80 reached 110 miles per hour during the pursuit.
40-year-old, Vorachit Luexayachack of Sergeant Bluff, Iowa has been charged with intent to sell marijuana as well as flight to avoid arrest, willful reckless driving, driving under suspension, and speeding. He is jailed in Cheyenne County.
According to the NSP, a trooper attempted to pull Luexayachack over for speeding about a mile west of the Sidney exit, when Luexayachack sped away. The pursuit ended about six miles west of the I-76/I-80 split when a spike strip flattened the front left tire of the car. The trooper stopped the vehicle in the I-80 median about two miles from the I-76/I-80 junction.
A search of the car found 58.6 pounds of marijuana in four suitcases, located in the trunk of the car.
The Deuel County Sheriff’s Office assisted the patrol.