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One is Custody After Pursuit with Stolen Vehicle

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Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol apprehended a juvenile after a pursuit with a stolen vehicle Friday afternoon.

At approximately 4:45 p.m. Friday, a trooper was on patrol near mile marker 211 on Interstate 80 when he observed a pickup that just been reported stolen out of North Platte. The pickup was traveling at 97 miles per hour on eastbound I-80. The trooper attempted a traffic stop.

The pickup initially came to a stop on the shoulder, but accelerated and fled as soon as the trooper exited his patrol vehicle. The trooper initiated a pursuit.

During the pursuit, a Dawson County sheriff’s deputy was able to successfully deploy stop sticks to slow the vehicle, but the subject continued fleeing eastbound into Buffalo County. Near mile marker 262, a trooper deployed another set of stop sticks to bring the vehicle to a stop in the median. The driver was taken into custody without further incident.

The driver, a 17-year-old male from Hastings, was taken into custody for flight to avoid arrest, willful reckless driving, and theft by unlawful taking - $5,000+.