A 33-year-old Lincoln woman faces 18 criminal charges after refusing to get out of her car during a traffic stop in western Nebraska, then leading state troopers on a high-speed chase on Interstate 80.
The Nebraska State Patrol reports Claire Mason refused to get out of her car when pulled over late this morning on I-80 near Sutherland. NSP says Mason provided a false name, but did admit that her license had been suspended and that there was an active warrant for her arrest.
Speeds during the pursuit reached 100 miles per hour.
Troopers used a tire deflator to stop the vehicle about 10 miles after the pursuit began.
The charges Mason faces include Felony Flight to Avoid Arrest, Willful Reckless Driving, Driving Under Suspension (8th Offense), Driving During Revocation, False
Report, Failure to Obey a Lawful Order, and multiple traffic violations.
NSP reports five active warrants have been issued for Mason, all from Lancaster County. Mason has been jailed in Lincoln County.