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Juvenile apprehended after 130 mph pursuit in Hamilton County

Juvenile apprehended after 130 mph pursuit in Hamilton County

Three other juveniles in car with him

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A 17-year-old driver, clocked driving at 111 mph on Interstate 80 near Grand Island early Thursday, was arrested by the Nebraska State Patrol in Hamilton County after a pursuit.

The suspect, who was traveling east in a Hyundai Genesis, hit speeds of 130 mph during the pursuit.

Shortly after midnight, a trooper clocked the Genesis at 111 mph near mile marker 319.

The trooper attempted a traffic stop and the Hyundai came to a stop on the shoulder. The car then moved forward and stopped multiple times before accelerating away from the traffic stop, according to a State Patrol news release.

The trooper initiated a pursuit as the Hyundai continued eastbound. The driver exited I-80 at mile marker 324, near Giltner, and continued southbound on the 41B spur.

After approximately 2 miles, the vehicle voluntarily slowed to a stop and three passengers got out. The vehicle then sped away again, continuing southbound on the 41B spur. The trooper continued the pursuit, while the three passengers were located by another trooper.

A few minutes later, the vehicle came to a stop voluntarily and the trooper was able to immediately take the driver into custody. He was cited for felony flight to avoid arrest, willful reckless driving, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of less than an ounce of marijuana, no operator’s license, no valid registration, and several traffic violations, as well as an active warrant from Adams County. The juvenile was turned over to probation.

The other occupants in the vehicle, all juveniles, were cited for possession of less than an ounce of marijuana and released to their parents. The entire pursuit lasted approximately seven minutes.

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