UPDATE: 1 arrest after high-speed chase ends in Air Park neighborhood

UPDATE: Authorities arrested one person following a high-speed chase that began on Interstate 80 ended in a Lincoln neighborhood Thursday morning. 

Lieutenant Eric Jones with the Nebraska State Patrol told Channel 8 Eyewitness News the chase started began around 8:50 a.m.  when a trooper saw a white Chevrolet Suburban traveling at more than 100 miles per hour near the Pleasant Dale exit. 

The trooper attempted a traffic stop, but the vehicle refused to yield and accelerated, the patrol said. The trooper initiated a pursuit, but as the vehicle exited I-80 and began traveling at a high rate of speed northbound on NW 48th street in Lincoln, the trooper terminated the pursuit with a concern for public safety.

Troopers then searched the area and located the vehicle, which had been abandoned, in the Air Park neighborhood. Troopers continued searching near NW 48th and Adams and were able to locate the four individuals who had been in the vehicle at the time of the pursuit. All four were taken into custody for questioning.

Following questioning, the driver, Michael Brooks, 32, of Omaha, was arrested for felony flight to avoid arrest, willful reckless driving, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, and driving under suspension. He was lodged in Lancaster County Jail. The other three people were released.

 

 

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