Two Lincolnites arrested after striking NSP cruisers
LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — After striking two cruisers, Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) have arrested two Lincolnites following a pursuit in north Lincoln early Friday morning.
Around 1:30 a.m, a trooper attempted to make a traffic stop on a Dodge Durango for failure to maintain its lane, just north of downtown on 14th street. When the vehicle refused to stop and fled northbound, so the trooper initiated pursuit. The Durango continuing eastbound on Arbor Road, driving on the wrong side of the road several times throughout the pursuit.
On Arbor Road, Troopers deployed stop sticks to slow the vehicle. But, despite sustaining multiple flat tires, the Durango continued southbound on 56th street. During this time, the Durango swerved towards NSP cruisers multiple times, striking two them.
Moments later, NSP was able to successfully perform a tactical vehicle intervention to bring the Durango to a stop. The suspect then fled on foot but was quickly apprehended.
In the vehicle, Troopers found methamphetamine. The driver, 26-year-old Thomas Mallory of Lincoln, was arrested for willful reckless driving, flight to avoid arrest, third-degree assault, obstructing a peace officer, possession of a controlled substance, criminal mischief, and numerous traffic violations. The passenger, 40-year-old Amanda Ironcloud of Lincoln, was arrested for possession of a controlled substance. Both were lodged in Lancaster County Jail.