Driver arrested following pursuit in North Platte

The Nebraska State Patrol says a driver was arrested following a pursuit in North Platte Wednesday morning.

It happened around 11:30 a.m., a trooper said they attempted to stop a 2003 Chevrolet Impala for fictitious license plates near the intersection of Newberry and Halligan in North Platte.

The vehicle fled and the trooper then began the pursuit.

Authorities say the vehicle traveled on several streets on the east side of the city before coming to a stop near 14th and Taft Streets.

The driver was taken into custody without further incident.

31-year-old Joshua Baker of North Platte was arrested for operating a motor vehicle to avoid arrest, willful reckless driving, driving during a 15-year revocation, fictitious plates, no proof of insurance, no seat belt, possession of marijuana–less than one ounce, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

The pursuit lasted less than 10 minutes.

Baker has been lodged in Lincoln County Jail.





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