LPD: man arrested after hitting burglary suspect with car
Police say the man was reporting an attempted burglary at a local liquor store when he hit one of the suspects with his vehicle.
LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Lincoln Police say a man has been arrested for hitting an attempted burglary suspect with his car after reporting them to police.
Officials say that 37-year-old Jason Geis reported to police on Sunday morning around 2:15 that he was driving westbound on South street when he saw three people attempting to break into the South Street Liquor Store.
Geis reported to police that he knew the owner of the liquor store and called him to notify him of the attempted burglary before calling police. Police say while Geis was reporting the incident, the three suspects began running from the scene. In an attempt to follow the suspects, police say Geis accelerated his car but hit one of the suspects, a 40-year-old man.
The man was taken to a local hospital in critical but stable condition following the accident, according to police.
When police arrived on the scene, they say a DUI investigation showed that Geis had a blood-alcohol content of .075, and they cited and lodged Geis in the Lancaster County Jail for second degree assault.
Police say there was no loss to the business, damage to the front entrance of the liquor store was determined to be worth $100. Police are still working to identify the other suspects.