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Wisconsin Man Arrested Following Pursuit Along I-80

UTICA- The Nebraska State Patrol arrested a Wisconsin man following a pursuit Thursday.

At 2:40 p.m., NSP was informed that the Seward County Sheriff’s Office was in pursuit of a vehicle traveling westbound on Interstate 80 near Utica. Multiple troopers responded from the York area. Troopers joined the pursuit as the vehicle had exited I-80 and began traveling westbound on Highway 34 near Waco. The vehicle then turned south on Highway 81 and re-entered I-80 traveling eastbound at the York interchange, near mile marker 353. During the pursuit, the suspect vehicle reached speeds of up to 147 miles per hour. The driver then lost control near mile marker 372 and was stopped by troopers and sheriff’s deputies. The driver, 22-year-old Samuel Spencer of Green Bay, Wisconsin, was immediately taken into custody. A passenger was also apprehended, but later released.

The entire pursuit lasted approximately 25 minutes.

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