NSP: Four teens arrested after pursuit in stolen vehicle

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LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP), Lincoln County Sheriff’s Deputies and McCook Police Officers have taken four juveniles into custody following a pursuit in southwest Nebraska.

Just after 8:00 a.m. Monday, troopers were informed that the McCook Police Department was in pursuit of a vehicle that fled from a traffic stop. The vehicle was identified as a PT Cruiser stolen out of Geneva. As the pursuit continued northbound on Hwy 83, troopers successfully deployed stop sticks to slow the vehicle.

NSP took over the pursuit as the vehicle continued driving on its rims as it entered North Platte. The driver eventually lost control and became stuck in a ditch on E. Phillip Ave. All four occupants were taken into custody without further incident and were identified as missing from central Nebraska.

The driver, a 16-year-old male, spat on a trooper after being taken into custody. He was cited for assault on a peace officer with bodily fluid, as well as flight to avoid arrest, willful reckless driving, and possession of a stolen vehicle. The driver will be lodged at the Northeast Nebraska Juvenile Detention Center. The three passengers, all juvenile males, were remanded to probation officers.

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