Pursuit with Motorcycle Leads to Arrest on Several Charges

Pursuit with Motorcycle Leads to Arrest on Several Charges

July 9, 2021
Lincoln, NEB
Motorcycle pursuit

Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol have arrested a Washington man following a pursuit on Interstate 80 Thursday evening.

At approximately 8:15 p.m., a trooper observed an eastbound motorcycle traveling in excess of 110 miles per hour near Goehner, at mile marker 372. The trooper attempted a traffic stop, but the motorcycle refused to stop. The trooper initiated a pursuit.

After a few minutes, the motorcycle encountered heavier traffic due to a construction zone. The rider then pulled over on the shoulder. He was then taken into custody without further incident. Troopers located methamphetamine, marijuana wax, drug paraphernalia, and a handgun in the rider’s possession.

The rider, Christopher Rizor, 29, of Yamika, Washington was arrested for flight to avoid arrest, careless driving, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, carrying a concealed weapon, possession of a firearm during a drug violation, and numerous traffic violations. He was lodged in Seward County Jail.