Troopers Arrest Driving Following 140 MPH Pursuit

Troopers Arrest Driving Following 140 MPH Pursuit

May 5, 2023
Kearney, NEB.
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Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol have arrested a Kimball woman following a pursuit on Interstate 80 Thursday evening.

At approximately 9:10 p.m. Thursday, a trooper observed an westbound Infiniti G37 traveling at 117 miles per hour on I-80 near mile marker 264. The trooper attempted a traffic stop. The driver refused to yield and accelerated. The trooper initiated a pursuit.

The suspect vehicle reached speeds above 140 miles per hour as it fled westbound. Another trooper was able to successfully deploy stop sticks to slow the vehicle. It then drove into the north ditch and came to a stop near mile marker 237. The driver then refused to exit the vehicle for several minutes.

After approximately seven minutes, the driver, identified as Rebecca Brown, 46, of Kimball, exited the vehicle and was taken into custody. She was arrested for flight to avoid arrest, willful reckless driving, obstructing a peace officer, possession of drug paraphernalia, and several traffic violations. She was lodged in Dawson County Jail.

The Lexington Police Department and Dawson County Sheriff’s Office assisted in this incident.