Nebraska State Troopers have arrested a driver following a pursuit that occurred Wednesday evening in Northeast Nebraska.
At approximately 6:55 p.m. Wednesday, a trooper observed an eastbound Acura sedan speeding on Highway 59 south of Wausa. The same vehicle had been observed traveling at a high rate of speed on Highway 20 approximately 30 minutes earlier. The trooper attempted a traffic stop, but the vehicle accelerated to over 140 miles per hour as it fled. The trooper initiated a pursuit.
As the vehicle crossed Highway 81, it continued straight onto 872nd Road, which is a gravel road. The vehicle slowed to approximately 60 miles per hour, but continued for several miles before voluntarily coming to a stop. The driver, Jesus Santiago, 28, of Eagle Lake, Florida, was taken into custody without incident. Santiago was arrested for flight to avoid arrest, willful reckless driving, no operator’s license, and traffic violations. Santiago was lodged in Cedar County Jail.