A woman suffered minor injuries after jumping from a car being chased by police. Driver now in custody.
Friday night about 11:00 p.m., deputies in Saunders County attempted to stop a vehicle for speeding and a stop sign violation. After a lengthy pursuit, they called the Nebraska State Patrol who joined in and then led the chase.
Lancaster County Sheriff's Deputies were called when the chase was near 84th and Little Salt Road, after entering that county. The pursuit turned west along Agnew road. At 40th & Agnew Road, a female passenger jumped out. That woman was transported to a Lincoln hospital to be treated for non life-threatening injuries.
NSP says more troopers got into the general area and in one instance set out stop sticks which the suspect was able to avoid.
The pursuit continued for some time until the driver got onto a minimum maintenance area of Ashland Road between 84th and 98th.
According to NSP, the car lost control and got stuck in the mud of the minimum maintenance road and the driver ran north into a field. The trooper lost sight of the man during the intense downpour of rain.
State Troopers and Saunders County Sheriff Deputies set up a perimeter of the area and K-9 dogs from Lincoln Police and the NSP Omaha area along with the NSP helicopter were called to search for the man.
The helicopter was not able to search too long due to the intense lightning and rain. One of the k-9 dogs found the man laying in the field. He was taken to the Saunders County jail.
10/11 News made several calls to the Saunders County Sheriff's Office which were not returned.
The name of the man in jail and the charges he is facing has not been released.