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Iowa Man Arrested After Multi-County Pursuit

LINCOLN- The Nebraska State Patrol brought a multi-county pursuit to a safe conclusion with an arrest Saturday afternoon.

At 2:10 p.m., NSP was notified of an incident that occurred at a convenience store at exit 420 on Interstate 80. A trooper located a car driving westbound on I-80 near mile marker 388 that did not have license plates. The trooper attempted a traffic stop, but the vehicle accelerated and refused to stop. As the vehicle fled westbound on I-80, it reached speeds of more than 100 miles per hour. Another trooper successfully deployed spike strips at mile marker 348 to bring the vehicle to a stop. The entire pursuit lasted 20 minutes. The driver, 24-year-old Zachary Cortimilia of Alburnett, Iowa, was then taken into custody for willful reckless driving and operating a motor vehicle to avoid arrest.

Deputies from the York County Sheriff’s Office assisted in the pursuit.


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