Two in custody after separate pursuits in Nebraska, the patrol says

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LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – The Nebraska State Patrol arrested two people on Tuesday after brief pursuits in separate areas of the state.

Around 3:20 p.m., the patrol was notified of a Pontiac Grand Am driving recklessly on Interstate 80 just west of Lincoln.

A trooper found the vehicle moments later driving over 110 mph and passing other vehicles on the shoulder.

The trooper started a pursuit, and less than two minutes later, the car crashed in the ditch and caught fire, the patrol said.

The driver, 28-year-old Makaila Fryrear of Lincoln, was arrested without incident on suspicion of willful reckless driving, flight to avoid arrest and no operator’s license.

According to the patrol, she is currently lodged in the Lancaster County Jail.

Later that evening, a Jeep Liberty was seen speeding on Highway 34 around 9:50 p.m. between Phillips and Aurora, the patrol said.

After the driver evaded a traffic stop, the trooper gave chase.

The vehicle reached speeds over 100 mph as it continued down the highway.

One minute later, the driver lost control of the Jeep and collided with two other vehicles, the patrol said. None of the drivers needed medical attention at a hospital.

The driver was identified as a 16-year-old boy from Iowa.  He was lodged in the Sarpy County Juvenile Justice Center.

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