Nebraska troopers arrest two people after high-speed chase in Omaha

Jeep Grand Cherokee
A vehicle involved in a pursuit with the Nebraska State Patrol in Omaha
Courtesy: Nebraska State Patrol, Troop A

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — Two people are behind bars after a high-speed chase in west Omaha, the Nebraska State Patrol says.

About 9:15 a.m. Tuesday, a trooper tried to stop a speeding Jeep Grand Cherokee on the West Dodge Expressway near 132nd Street.

The westbound driver refused to pull over and started going even faster, the patrol said.

The Jeep topped 100 mph as it continued west, according to the patrol.

It exited onto northbound 168th Street, then headed east on Blondo Street.

That’s when authorities say the passenger threw a backpack out the window.

The vehicle stopped voluntarily at 156th and Blondo Streets, the patrol said, about five minutes after the chase began.

Troopers found the backpack and lodged both occupants in the Douglas County Jail.

The driver, 25-year-old James Speicher of David City, was arrested on suspicion of flight to avoid arrest, willful reckless driving, possession of a controlled substance and possession with intent to deliver.

The passenger, 31-year-old Sabrina Toole Harris of Omaha, was arrested on suspicion of tampering with physical evidence.

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