A 57-year-old Grand Island man faces a wide range of charges after leading state troopers on a high-speed chase in two counties, refusing to stop even after the tires on the vehicle were flattened, resisting arrest even after troopers stopped the vehicle.
The Nebraska State Patrol reports troopers had to use a Taser and a K9 to take Ramon Martinez into custody.
According to the patrol, the pursuit of Martinez began on Interstate 80 in Seward County shortly before noon when troopers got information on a stolen sport utility vehicle.
A trooper attempted to pull Martinez over as he traveled east on I-80. Martinez refused to stop. Martinez increased his speed as he headed into Lancaster County, reached 110 miles per hour as he drove in Lincoln.
Troopers put spike strips down, but Martinez kept driving even as the tires blew out. Troopers had to pull beside the vehicle and force it to stop.
Martinez resisted arrest. Troopers used a Taser as well as a drug dog to subdue him.
Martinez faces numerous charges, including possession of a stolen vehicle, felony flight to avoid arrest, willful reckless driving, driving under suspension, and resisting arrest.
He had to be taken to Bryan Medical Center at Bryan West Campus for treatment of minor injuries. After he is released, Martinez will be taken to the Lancaster County Jail.