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Three Arrested Following Pursuit, Suspect Strikes NSP Cruiser

Three Arrested Following Pursuit, Suspect Strikes NSP Cruiser
photo courtesy Nebraska State Patrol

Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol have arrested three people following a pursuit overnight in York County.

The Patrol says a trooper observed a 2005 Lincoln driving with its trunk open and displaying fictitious license plates at around midnight Sunday.

The trooper performed a traffic stop on Highway 81 near the I-80 interchange.

During the traffic stop, the vehicle fled southbound on Highway 81, driving south in the northbound lanes with speeds reaching 100 miles per hour.

Multiple troopers pursued the suspect vehicle as it entered McCool Junction.

During the pursuit, the suspect vehicle struck one of the NSP cruisers on the driver’s side, causing minor injuries to the trooper.

The vehicle then started traveling north in the southbound lanes.

Another trooper performed a tactical vehicle intervention to bring the suspect vehicle to a stop on Highway 81 between McCool Junction and I-80. The three occupants were then taken into custody.

The driver, 26 year old Dylan Pritchard of Holstein, was arrested for felony flight to avoid arrest, assaulting an officer using a motor vehicle, resisting arrest, willful reckless driving, fictitious license plates, and several traffic violations.

Troopers also found methamphetamine in the vehicle. Pritchard along with 35 year old female and 26 year old male passengers, were all arrested for possession of methamphetamine.

Pritchard was transported to the hospital for minor injuries and was released. All three were lodged in York County Jail.

The trooper who was injured was also treated and released from the hospital.

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