Man leads deputies on chase

Posted By: Megan Conway

A Lincoln man is in some trouble for leading authorities on a chase. It happened around 1 a.m. Thursday morning. 

Deputies say they tried to pull over a 1999 red Ford pick-up for speeding on Highway 34, but it didn’t stop. The pick-up was being driven by 27–year–old Brian Williams of Lincoln. 

Deputies say the pursuit went through residential areas, but thankfully there was not much traffic. They say it lasted about ten minutes with speeds up to 70 mph. Deputies used stop sticks that flattened two tires on the truck making it come to a stop near Roper Park. 

That’s when deputies say Williams tried to flee through a creek.

“As wet as it’s been, it was pretty muddy and wet. The deputies entered the water with him. They were as covered in mud and water as he was, but they were able to take him into custody in the creek area,” says Sheriff Terry Wagner of the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office.

Williams was cited for felony flight to avoid arrest, refusal to take a chemical test, resisting arrest, speeding, DUI, open container, and driving on a suspended license.