Omaha Police Arrest Man Suspected of Crashing Iowa Police Automobile

(AP) – A 21-year-old man was arrested in Omaha, Nebraska, on suspicion of deliberately ramming a police car in western Iowa city Council Bluffs, and then led officers on a high-speed chase through both cities.

Council Bluffs police reported in a press release that the incident happened early Thursday morning when an officer stopped Garrett Knipe, of Tipton, Iowa.

The officer reported that as he approached Knipe’s car, Knipe put his vehicle in reverse and rammed the officer’s cruiser before driving off. The officer was not injured.

Police say Knipe evaded Council Bluffs officials as he sped through the city streets at over 100 mph before crossing the Missouri River to Omaha, where he was eventually stopped and arrested.

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