Two arrested after separate pursuits, Nebraska State Patrol says

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LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Two people were arrested this weekend after pursuits on opposite sides of the state, the Nebraska State Patrol said.

Saturday evening, a Dodge Challenger was seen going over 100 miles per hour on Interstate 80 in Dawson County.

A trooper later saw the vehicle going 132 miles per hour in Lincoln County.  The patrol did not pursue the vehicle due to heavy traffic but notified another trooper further west.

The vehicle fled when troopers tried to stop the vehicle at the westbound rest area near Sutherland.  The driver reentered I-80 traveling the wrong way.

Eventually, stop sticks were used to stop the vehicle.

Aaron Abel, 43, of Greenville, Iowa, was arrested on suspicion of flight to avoid arrest, willful reckless driving and several traffic violations.

Early Sunday morning, a trooper saw an Infiniti G37 traveling 123 miles per hour on I-80 in Omaha.

The trooper attempted a traffic stop as the vehicle exited at 72nd Street, but the driver refused to pull over.

After a pursuit, the vehicle eventually came to a stop, but the driver refused to exit the vehicle and drove away.

The driver, 20-year-old Anthony Ceja Ventura, was arrested at an apartment complex.

He was arrested on suspicion of flight to avoid arrest, willful reckless driving, driving under the influence of alcohol and multiple traffic violations.

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