CLARKSON- A rural Howells man has been arrested after a pursuit in Colfax and Stanton Counties.
Just after 6:00 a.m. Sunday, the Nebraska State Patrol located a pickup registered to 42 year old Bryan Knust parked in the middle of Highway 91. A Trooper observed Knust slumped over in the driver’s seat, unconscious. As the Trooper was attempting to help Knust, he regained consciousness and drove away traveling west on Highway 91. As Knust’s vehicle entered Clarkson, the pickup was clocked at speeds of 80 miles per hour in a 25 mile per hour zone. In the northern part of Clarkson, Knust attempted to escape troopers by entering the yard of a home driving through a wooden fence. Knust continued out of Clarkson north on County Road 5 where he lost control and drove into the ditch. Troopers then terminated the pursuit. Less than 30 minutes later, two other Troopers in Stanton County located Knust who again, fled. As the pursuit continued, Knust entered a farm field and eventually traveled over an 8-foot high embankment onto 826th Road where the pickup became high centered and came to rest. Knust once again resisted officers and was tased.
Knust was arrested for Flight to Avoid Arrest, Willful Reckless Driving, Driving While Intoxicated, and Resisting Arrest among other charges.