Man arrested after running into multiple law enforcement vehicles
NORFOLK, Neb. —
One person has been arrested after running into a Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) and a Dakota County Sheriff's Office (DCSO) vehicle during a chase Friday evening in South Sioux City.
A pursuit began around 6:20 p.m. with NSP when a suspect being pursued by the South Sioux City Police Department approached the intersection of 29th St and Highway 77.
The suspect was passing vehicles on the right shoulder while traveling at approximately 80 miles per hour in a 45 mile per hour zone.
The 2006 Chevrolet pickup, then went eastbound on Interstate 129 with speeds nearing 100 miles per hour.
The NSP sergeant was able to get in front of the suspect vehicle in an attempt to slow it down while a DCSO depty approached from behind.
The suspect purposefully ran into the NSP cruiser in the rear.
The suspect crossed into Iowa where NSP and DCSO continued the chase until Iowa authorities could arrive.
After a short period of time, the suspect exited the Interstate but lost control of the vehicle and ended up in the median.
The suspect intentionally rammed into the DCSO vehicle and the NSP vehicle a second time.
The suspect tried to flee again but the vehicle got stuck.
The entire pursuit lasted around five minutes.
Troopers with the Iowa State Patrol arrived to the scene and took the suspect into custody.
Larry Johnson II, 43, of Sioux City, Iowa faces charges in both states.
Nebraska charges include attempted assault on an officer, operating a motor vehicle to avoid arrest, willful reckless driving and driving under suspension.
No NSP personnel were injured but the DCSO deputy was taken to the hospital as a precaution.