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Man Arrested After Multi-County Pursuit

BRUNSWICK- The Nebraska State Patrol, along with other law enforcement agencies arrested a South Dakota man following a pursuit Monday morning.

At 8:15 a.m. the Cedar County Sheriff’s Office was in pursuit of a vehicle traveling westbound on Highway 20 near Laurel. The vehicle continued westbound on Highway 20 east of Plainview. During the pursuit, which reached speeds of 90 miles per hour, the suspect vehicle swerved toward oncoming traffic on several occasions. The driver also intentionally made contact with pursuing officers’ patrol units multiple times throughout the pursuit. As the pursuit reached Brunswick, in Antelope County, a trooper successfully deployed spike strips to slow the vehicle while another trooper brought the vehicle to a stop.

The driver, 34 year old Matthew Waters, of Colton, South Dakota, was arrested for felony flight to avoid arrest, willful reckless driving, assault on an officer with use of a vehicle, and driving under the influence of alcohol.

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