A young Iowa man led state troopers on a 40 miles chase Saturday afternoon in eastern Nebraska, and he was apprehended east of York with no one hurt.
Nebraska State Patrol Spokesman Cody Thomas said around 2:10 p.m., the NSP was notified of an unspecified incident at a convenience store at I-80 exit 420 between Omaha and Lincoln.
Based on the description of the vehicle, a trooper found the Honda Crossover headed west on I-80 near mile marker 388 east of Lincoln.
The Honda did not have license plates, Thomas said. The trooper tried to pull it over, but it sped up and the trooper gave chase.
Heading west on I-80, the chase reached speeds of more than 100 mph, Thomas said. York County sheriff’s deputies helped in the pursuit.
Another trooper successfully deployed spike strips at mile marker 348, about 10 miles west of York, and brought the vehicle to a stop.
Thomas said the chase lasted about 20 minutes.
The driver, Zachary Cortimilia, 24, of Alburnett, Iowa, was charged with willful reckless driving and operating a motor vehicle to avoid arrest. He was taken to the Seward County jail, Thomas said.