Two arrested in pursuit between Lincoln and Omaha | CLIN
Nebraska State Patrol soldiers arrested two people after being chased between Lincoln and Omaha late Monday morning. At around 11:30 am, the NSP Aviation Support Division was notified that the Seward County Sheriff’s Office was tracking a Kia Forte that had escaped a traffic obstruction. MPs stopped pursuing the vehicle when the vehicle drove east through Lincoln on Interstate 80.
NSP pilots were able to locate the vehicle between Lincoln and Omaha and guide the soldiers on the ground to its location as it headed east near the 430 mile marker. A soldier attempted to disrupt traffic, but the vehicle refused to give way and accelerated to speeds in excess of 100 mph. The soldier launched a pursuit.
As the Kia approached the Gretna interchange, it drove through the median and headed west on I-80. After several kilometers, the vehicle voluntarily stopped near the mile marker 424. The driver and passenger were both taken into custody without incident.
The driver, 34-year-old Lamar Parsons Ferguson of Saint Paul, Minnesota, was arrested on a flight crime to avoid arrest, willful reckless driving, and possession of a controlled substance. The passenger, 23-year-old Mia Miller of Columbia Heights, Minnesota, was arrested for possession of a controlled substance. Both were sent to Sarpy County Jail. Additional fees may be incurred in connection with Seward County tracking.