Low-Speed Chase & Standoff

By: Vinita Nair
By: Vinita Nair

The chase started in Seward County with what police say should have been a routine traffic stop for speeding.

Police say they clocked the female driver at 71-miles-per-hour near 148th Street. Despite flashing lights, authorities say the driver did not pull over. They say she decreased speed to 61-miles-per-hour, but did not yield.

Police say the pursuit ended near 34th and Northwest 48th after police deployed road spikes.

A standoff ensued that lasted for over 45 minutes, but no one was injured.

The Nebraska State Patrol said the woman's mental stability is questionable. They said at the time she was taken into custody, she was talking about "incidents overseas."

Authorities say it did not seem the woman was under the influence of any drugs. She will be taken to the Lancaster County Corrections Center.

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