Court Upholds $1M Award for Man Paralyzed in Chase

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

The Nebraska Supreme Court has upheld a decision to award $1 million to a man who was paralyzed during a high-speed chase in Platte County.

The court ruled Friday that Brian Werner was an innocent passenger in the car driven by Joey Korth, who fled from a sheriff's deputy in October 2008.

According to the ruling, Werner was walking home from a bar in Humphrey when he saw Korth's car. Korth asked Werner to get in, and the two headed toward the town of Lindsay.

A deputy clocked the car at well over the 60 mph speed limit, and signaled for Korth to stop. Korth fled, reaching speeds greater than 100 mph before he lost control and flipped the car on a gravel road.


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