LINCOLN, Neb. (COLLEN) – Nebraska State Patrol troopers have arrested two people following two brief pursuits Tuesday.
At approximately 3:20 p.m., Tuesday, a trooper received a report of a Pontiac Grand Am driving recklessly on eastbound I-80, west of Lincoln. The trooper was able to locate the vehicle several minutes later and observed it traveling over 110 miles per hour and passing other vehicles on the shoulder. The soldier began to chase.
Less than two minutes later, the Pontiac left the road, hit a traffic sign and went into a ditch near mile marker 394 before coming to a stop. The driver was not injured and was taken into custody without further incident. The driver, Makayla Fryer, 28, of Lincoln, was booked into the Lancaster County Jail for reckless driving, flight to avoid arrest and no operator’s license.
At approximately 9:50 p.m. Tuesday, a trooper observed a Jeep Liberty speeding on Highway 34 between Phillips and Aurora. The trooper tried to stop the traffic, but the driver refused to give up and increased the speed. The soldier began to chase.
The suspect vehicle accelerated to more than 100 miles per hour as it continued westbound on Highway 34. About a minute later, the Jeep attempted to cross from the westbound lane into the eastbound lane, causing a collision between a westbound Dodge Ram and an eastbound Honda Accord. . All of the drivers involved were medically cleared at the scene or at Aurora Memorial Hospital.
The driver of the Jeep, a 16-year-old from Iowa, was being held at the Sarpy County Juvenile Justice Center.
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