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Troopers Recover Stolen Vehicle, Apprehend Two Minors after Pursuit


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Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol have apprehended two minors following a pursuit near Grand Island late Tuesday evening.

At approximately 11:40 p.m., a trooper observed a Chevrolet Impala speeding at over 90 miles per hour on Interstate 80 near Grand Island, at mile marker 317. The trooper attempted a traffic stop, but the driver refused to stop and accelerated. The trooper initiated a pursuit.

As the vehicle continued westbound it reached speeds in excess of 140 miles per hour. The vehicle then slowed down to normal interstate speeds and exited I-80 at mile marker 312. It continued to flee northbound on Highway 34 at slow speeds until the vehicle crossed the median and stopped in the southbound lanes. Three subjects then fled on foot into a truck stop parking lot. NSP dispatchers discovered that the vehicle had been reported stolen.   

After a foot pursuit, the trooper took one of the subjects into custody without further incident. Grand Island Police Officers and Hall County Sheriff’s Deputies responded as well and located another of the subjects hiding on the riverbank south of the truck stop. The third subject was not located. The first subject was in possession of a concealed knife. The second subject was in possession of cocaine. Troopers located nearly one pound of marijuana in the vehicle as well.

The first subject, an 18-year-old male from Grand Island, was lodged in Hall County Corrections for several charges. The second subject, a 16-year-old male from Grand Island, was transported to Northeast Nebraska Juvenile Services in Madison for several charges, including outstanding juvenile warrants.



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