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NSP: Driver reaches 100 mph during chase early Thanksgiving morning

November 26, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

Troopers arrested a driver in a stolen vehicle Thursday morning.

Troopers arrested a driver in a stolen vehicle Thursday morning.

At approximately 2:10 a. m. Thursday, Nebraska State Patrol was notified that a vehicle had fled a traffic stop with the Council Bluffs Police Department and was headed toward Nebraska on Interstate 480.

A trooper saw the vehicle, a Chevrolet Silverado, traveling at 81 mph in a 50 mph zone. When a trooper attempted a traffic stop, the vehicle sped up to 100 mph.

NSP troopers pursued the vehicle as it turned onto I-480 before exiting and beginning to drive on surface streets near the Martha Street exit.

Near 28th and Harney, a trooper was able to successfully perform a "tactical vehicle intervention" to bring the Silverado to a stop.

Troopers were able to locate the suspect at the Farnam Bridge over I-480 and take him into custody without further incident. The driver, Christopher Holsten, 34, of Bellevue, was arrested for flight to avoid arrest, willful reckless driving, possession of a methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, theft by receiving stolen property – over $5,000, obstructing a peace officer, driving under suspension and traffic violations.

Troopers arrested a driver in a stolen vehicle Thursday morning.

At approximately 2:10 a. m. Thursday, Nebraska State Patrol was notified that a vehicle had fled a traffic stop with the Council Bluffs Police Department and was headed toward Nebraska on Interstate 480.

A trooper saw the vehicle, a Chevrolet Silverado, traveling at 81 mph in a 50 mph zone.

When a trooper attempted a traffic stop, the vehicle sped up to 100 mph.

NSP troopers pursued the vehicle as it turned onto I-480 before exiting and beginning to drive on surface streets near the Martha Street exit.

Near 28th and Harney, a trooper was able to successfully perform a "tactical vehicle intervention" to bring the Silverado to a stop.

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