Nebraska State Troopers in Troop H–Lincoln have arrested five people after four pursuits in the first week of June.
The first pursuit in Thayer County was on June 1 when a trooper tried to stop a driver for speeding.
Following a 20-minute pursuit, the suspect was apprehended after trying to run on foot, NSP spokesman Cody Thomas said.
The driver was found to have a 15-year revoked license.
On June 6, troopers gave chase to two motorcycles traveling at more than 90 mph, in separate incidents, Thomas said.
One occurred on I-80 in Seward County, the other on I-180 in Lincoln.
In each of those pursuits, the motorcycle crashed and the driver was injured. Thomas said troopers rendered medical aid.
Also, on June 7, a driver refused to stop for a trooper near 10th and P in Lincoln. Following a chase that covered a few miles, the driver got out of the vehicle and was arrested for his fifth offense of driving under the influence, plus other unspecified charges. The passenger of the vehicle was also arrested on an outstanding warrant, Thomas said.
“Fleeing from a traffic stop is dangerous,” said Capt. Lance Rogers, Troop H commander. “When a driver flees from law enforcement, they can endanger themselves and others, and the charges become much more serious.”
Each of the four drivers involved in these pursuits was charged with felony flight to avoid arrest, plus other charges.
The additional charges included driving under the influence, drug possession, no motorcycle license, driving on a revoked license, improper registration, Thomas said.