NSP: A high-speed chase ends with one Lincolnite in custody

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GRETNA, Neb. (KLKN) — A high-speed chase led troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) to take two Nebraska residents into custody.

The chase began around 1:40 p.m. on I-80, near Gretna, when a trooper attempted to pull over a speeding Nissan Rogue. The trooper noted that the Nissan didn’t have any license plates and matched the description of a vehicle reported stolen out of Lincoln.

The Nissan initially complied with the order to pull over. But, once the trooper began to approach the vehicle, it sped away.

The trooper began pursuing the Nissan, the chase reaching speeds of 120 mph.

NSP was eventually able to deploy stop sticks to slow the vehicle.

The driver, 45-year-old Steven Luedtke of Denton, and the passenger, 35-year-old Christine Tannehill of Lincoln, were both taken into custody.

NSP says multiple controlled substances and a knife was found inside the Nissan.

Luedtke is facing multiple theft and drug charges, while Tannehill faces several drug charges.

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