Suspect arrested after crashing NSP cruiser in Omaha

LINCOLN, Neb. (COLLEN) – Nebraska State Patrol troopers, assisted by the Omaha Police Department, arrested an Omaha man early this morning after a pursuit in which the suspect rammed the trooper’s patrol unit.

At approximately 11:15 p.m., Friday, NSP was notified that OPD Able 1 was tracking a suspected stolen vehicle, a Chevrolet Silverado, that had crossed from Iowa into Nebraska. At approximately 11:35 p.m., Able 1 pilots directed troopers to a residence near 99th and Park Drive, where two troopers were able to locate the suspect vehicle.

When troopers arrived at the residence, the driver of the Silverado accelerated, crossed the yard, struck the trooper’s cruiser and fled. The trooper was not seriously injured, but the impact disabled the cruiser. After confirming that the trooper was not seriously injured, another trooper began chasing Silverado.

As the vehicle sped away, Omaha police officers were able to successfully deploy stop sticks to slow the vehicle down. The Silverado stopped in front of an apartment complex near 96th and Nina, and that’s when the driver fled on foot. OPD officers were able to locate the driver around midnight and take him into custody. The Silverado was stolen.

The driver, Darrell Boyer, 29, of Omaha, was booked into the Douglas County Jail for assault on an officer, flight to elude arrest, reckless driving, theft by receiving stolen property, leaving the scene of an accident, possession of drug paraphernalia . and driving while suspended.

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