Grand Island man arrested following high speed pursuit in Lancaster County

Police Chase (MGN)

Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) arrested a Grand Island man following a pursuit that began in Seward County and ended in Lancaster County.

According to NSP, they received information regarding a stolen 2009 Ford Flex that was believed to be traveling eastbound on Interstate 80 in Seward County about 11:40 a.m. on Thursday.

Officials said when they located the vehicle troopers attempted to perform a traffic stop, but the driver refused to stop.

NSP said the driver was clocked going 110 miles per hour when he entered Lincoln on I-80.

According to Nebraska State Patrol, troopers were able to successfully deploy spike strips near mile marker 404, but the driver continued driving on the vehicle’s rims.

Troopers then performed a tactical vehicle intervention to bring the vehicle to a stop near mile marker 411 at about 12:15 p.m..

NSP said the driver was still uncooperative and resisted arrest after the vehicle came to a stop which prompted them to deploy a Taser and K9 to take the subject into custody.

The driver was identified as Ramon Martinez, 57, of Grand Island, and was arrested for multiple charges, including possession of a stolen vehicle, felony flight to avoid arrest, willful reckless driving, driving under suspension, and resisting arrest.

He was taken to Bryan Medical Center at Bryan West Campus with minor injuries before being lodged in Lancaster County Jail.

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