Lincoln woman arrested after high-speed chase ends in creek

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – A woman was arrested Wednesday after a high-speed chase came to a stop in a creek bed, the Nebraska State Patrol says.

Around 2:50 p.m., a Toyota Highlander was heading west on Interstate 80 going 96 miles an hour.

A trooper attempted to stop the vehicle near north Lincoln, but the driver took off.

The trooper pursued the vehicle for about 3 miles before the driver lost control of the SUV.

The Highlander struck a barrier on the interstate and continued into a field near the Lincoln Airport.  Police say the vehicle eventually came to a stop in a creek bed.

The driver, 24-year-old Sarah Norton, was arrested and taken to a local hospital with minor injuries.

Norton was arrested on suspicion of flight to avoid arrest, willful reckless driving, possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.

She also had an active warrant out of Lancaster County.

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