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Man arrested after high-speed chase in northeast Nebraska


The Nebraska State Patrol says a man is in custody after he led authorities on a high-speed chase and pursuit through Stanton and Cuming County Nebraska Saturday night. His name has not been released, but details of the pursuit have been given out by authorities.

State Patrol officials say around 6:30 Saturday night, a Trooper met an east-bound vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed on highway 275 near the Pilger spur, speeds which were in excess of 100 miles per hour at times. When the man failed to pull over, a pursuit began. As the vehicle neared West Point, Nebraska, another trooper was able to deploy spike strips which disabled the vehicle. Officials say the man then fled on foot. Numerous officers from Cuming County, West Point PD, Beemer PD, Bancroft PD and the Nebraska State Patrol conducted a search for the suspect.

K-9 dogs and a State Patrol Helicopter were also used. Authorities say after four hours of searching, the suspect was not located. Then, at 11:00pm another Trooper conducted a traffic stop north of Fremont and identified a passenger as the man involved in the pursuit. The man was arrested and transported to the Madison County Jail where he faces charges of flight to avoid arrest, obstructing a police officer and possession of marijuana along with numerous other charges.

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