OMAHA, NE – Authorities say a driver who struck a patrol car was arrested following a pursuit on I-80 in Nebraska, northplattepost.com reported.
The incident began at about 2 p.m. Saturday as a Nebraska State Patrol trooper was heading to a call at Mahoney State Park. As the trooper was driving west on Interstate 80 with lights and siren on, a Chevrolet Malibu swerved into the lane and struck the vehicle, according to police.
When the driver did not stop and fled, the trooper set out in a pursuit that continued for several miles, until the Malibu eventually stopped in the parking lot of a gas station off I-80. The driver and a passenger were taken into custody there.
The driver, 22-year-old Jacob VandenBosch of Farwell, Michigan, initially provided a false name, according to police. He was arrested on multiple charges, including flight to avoid arrest, willful reckless driving, and possession of marijuana. The passenger, a 15-year-old girl, had been reported missing and there was a warrant from Michigan for her arrest.
VandenBosch was taken to Douglas County Jail, while the teen will be returned to Michigan. No one was hurt in the incident.
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