South Omaha Pursuit Leads to Arrest

South Omaha Pursuit Leads to Arrest

July 22, 2021
Omaha, NEB.
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Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol have arrested an Omaha man following a pursuit overnight.

At approximately 12:20 a.m. Thursday, a trooper observed a Ford Focus failing to maintain its lane on Highway 75 near L Street in South Omaha. The trooper attempted a traffic stop, but the vehicle accelerated and fled. The trooper initiated a pursuit.

The vehicle fled through area parking lots and city streets, reaching speeds in excess of 80 miles per hour, before colliding with a retaining wall and a speed limit sign near 36th and Washington. The vehicle then drove through Upland Park before coming to a stop near 30th and Upland Parkway. The driver then fled on foot but was quickly apprehended by another trooper.

The driver, Robert Williams, 26, of Omaha, was arrested for felony flight to avoid arrest, willful reckless driving, leaving the scene of a property damage crash, obstructing a peace officer, no operator’s license, several traffic violations, and multiple outstanding warrants from Douglas County. He was lodged in Douglas County Jail.