State troopers arrested two people after giving chase when a sports utility vehicle was clocked driving at more than 100 miles per hour in western Nebraska.
The Nebraska State Patrol say a trooper clocked a SUV with Colorado license plates traveling south on Highway 30 near Cozad late Wednesday evening. The vehicle matched the description of a vehicle sought by Cozad police for suspicious activity and theft.
The driver refused to stop for the trooper and a pursuit began. It ran through three Nebraska counties. The driver turned east onto Interstate 80.
Troopers used spike strips to deflate the tires of the SUV. The driver finally stopped about an hour into the pursuit after driving on the rims for several miles.
Troopers arrested 40-year-old Michael Cinocco and 19-year-old Krestie Arnold. No address was given by NSP.
Cinocco has been charged with felony flight to avoid arrest, driving under the influence of drugs, driving under suspension, speeding, and obstruction. Arnold is charged with shoplifting. Both have been jailed in Dawson County.
State troopers were assisted in the pursuit and arrest by the Buffalo County Sheriff’s Office, Kearney Police Department, and Hall County Sheriff’s Office.