Two Florida men have been arrested after a high-speed chase which crossed four Nebraska counties.
The Nebraska State Patrol reports York County Sheriff’s Office began the pursuit shortly after noon Wednesday when deputies attempted to pull over a vehicle traveling more than 100 miles-an-hour on Interstate 80.
Once the pursuit left York County, state troopers took up the pursuit. NSP says the suspects drove in a reckless manner, reaching speeds in excess of 115 miles per hour, driving on the shoulder to pass several vehicles. At one point, the suspects drove east in the westbound lanes of I-80, according to NSP.
The vehicle left I-89, heading south on Highway 77, then east through Lincoln on Highway 2. Troopers broke off the pursuit while the NSP helicopter kept track of the vehicle which ran red lights and drove through construction barricades.
Troopers picked up the pursuit once the vehicle drove through Lincoln.
Spike strips slowed the vehicle and a trooper used a tactical vehicle intervention to stop the vehicle on Highway 2 near Palmyra shortly after one o’clock.
Troopers arrested 31-year-Jason Roberts, the driver, and his passenger, 31-year-old Branden Comer. A bag containing about 20 pounds of marijuana was seized.
Both were taken to a local hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.
NSP was assisted by the York County Sheriff’s Office, the Seward County Sheriff’s Office, the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office, Lincoln Police, and the Otoe County Sheriff’s Office.