Woman arrested after multicounty chase with Nebraska troopers, patrol says
LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Troopers arrested a Washington woman Friday night after a pursuit that crossed multiple counties, the Nebraska State Patrol says.
Around 11:15 p.m., the patrol was notified that Seward County deputies were pursuing a vehicle that fled a traffic stop on Interstate 80.
The driver, 31-year-old Georgina De La Cadena, was heading east into Lancaster County when troopers took over the chase.
Troopers continued following the vehicle, which they say exceeded 120 mph as it went through Lincoln.
Authorities say De La Cadena eventually turned around in the median and began going west on the interstate.
She then exited at the Waverly interchange and headed back toward Lincoln on Highway 6.
The NSP AirWing followed the chase from the air as troopers continued the pursuit.
The patrol said the vehicle eventually turned onto 84th Street, entered a parking lot and drove into a field, where it came to a stop.
Lincoln Fire & Rescue was called in to handle a grass fire caused by the car.
Officials say De La Cadena then got out of the car and fled. She was tracked by a dog, which found her hiding on the bank of Stevens Creek.
She was taken into custody.
De La Cadena was lodged in the Seward County Jail on suspicion of flight to avoid arrest, willful reckless driving and obstructing a peace officer.
There are also additional charges pending in Seward County.