Five people have been arrested after state troopers engaged in four high-speed pursuits in the last few days, including separate pursuits of two motorcyclists, both traveling more than 90 miles per hour.
The Nebraska State Patrol reports one motorcyclist on Wednesday took off on Interstate 80 in Seward County. The other, also on Wednesday, fled down Interstate 180 in Lincoln. In both, the motorcyclist crashed and suffered injuries. Troopers rendered medical aid, according to the patrol.
Last Friday, a trooper attempted to stop a driver for speeding in Thayer County. The trooper pursued the driver for nearly 20 minutes and took him into custody when he left the car and attempted to flee on foot. The driver has been charged with driving on a license which has been revoked for 15 years.
This morning, a driver refused to stop for a trooper in downtown Lincoln. The trooper pursued and arrested the driver after he ditched the car and attempted to flee on foot. He faces the possibility of his 5th charge of driving under the influence. The passenger was arrested on an outstanding warrant.
“Fleeing from a traffic stop is dangerous,” Captain Lance Rogers, Commander of Troop H – Lincoln, said in a written statement released by NSP. “When a driver flees from law enforcement, they can endanger themselves and others, and the charges become much more serious.”