Two men arrested after leading Nebraska troopers on high-speed chase

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LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Two Omaha men were arrested Monday after leading troopers across three counties in a high-speed chase, the Nebraska State Patrol said.

Around 9:30 p.m., a trooper saw a Honda Insight speeding on Interstate 80 near the 56th Street interchange in Lincoln.

The trooper then discovered that the Honda had recently been reported stolen out of Omaha, the patrol said.

When the vehicle exited I-80, the trooper tried to pull it over, but the driver, 22-year-old Than Tun, instead made a U-turn and drove north on Highway 77.

Tun continued heading north at speeds over 100 mph before turning west on Highway 92 near Wahoo, the patrol said.

A Butler County deputy placed stop sticks north of Brainard, successfully slowing down Tun’s vehicle.

A trooper eventually caught up and was able to bring the vehicle to a stop, according to the patrol.

Tun and his passenger, 21-year-old Kyaw Wah, were then taken into custody.

Both were arrested on suspicion of possessing burglar tools and possessing an open alcohol container.

Tun was also arrested on suspicion of flight to avoid arrest, willful reckless driving, theft by unlawful taking and numerous traffic violations.

They were both taken to the Butler County Jail, the patrol said.

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