Nebraska High Court to Hear Police Chase Suit Appeal

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

The Nebraska Supreme Court will decide whether a man injured in the crash of a car being chased by a sheriff's deputy is entitled to $1 million from the county.

Brian Werner sued Platte County in 2010, 14 months after a speeding car he was in crashed on a gravel road while being pursued by a Platte County sheriff's deputy.

Werner was left paraplegic. He argued in the lawsuit that, under state law, he was an innocent third party injured in the course of a police pursuit and was entitled to damages. A Platte County judge agreed and awarded him $1 million.

The County appealed, arguing that Werner was found with alcohol in the car and drugs in his pockets and should not have been declared an innocent third party.

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