Motorcyclist leads sheriff on high-speed chase on Nebraska highway, authorities say
LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — An Omaha motorcyclist was arrested after going double the speed limit down a rural highway Friday morning, authorities say.
The Stanton County Sheriff’s Office says 37-year-old Jesse James Nettell was clocked going 91 mph on Highway 275. The speed limit there is 65 mph.
Sheriff Mike Unger began a pursuit, and the motorcyclist sped up.
The sheriff says Nettell reached speeds over 120 mph as he weaved past multiple vehicles.
Unger eventually pulled up next to the motorcyclist, causing Nettell to slam on the brakes and head for a ditch.
Nettell, who was refusing to obey commands, was taken into custody at gunpoint, Unger said.
He was arrested on suspicion of multiple charges, including willful reckless driving, speeding at more than 100 miles per hour and resisting arrest.
Nettell had previously been convicted of assault on a peace officer and use of a weapon to commit a felony.