Nebraska State Patrol takes two Grand Island minors into custody after pursuit

GIBBON, Neb. (WOWT) - Nebraska State troopers took two Grand Island minors into custody Saturday morning after a pursuit along Interstate 80. NSP t...

October 2, 2023
11:40 PM

GIBBON, Neb. (WOWT) - Nebraska State troopers took two Grand Island minors into custody Saturday morning after a pursuit along Interstate 80. NSP tells 6 News a trooper observed a Jeep Liberty speeding on I-80 near Gibbon around 11:45 p.m. Friday at mile marker 286. The Jeep pulled over to the shoulder, but sped off eastbound at over 100 miles per hour when the trooper exited his cruiser; he then initiated a pursuit. The driver turned off their lights as they sped down the interstate. Another trooper was able to deploy stop sticks to slow the vehicle about 26 miles down the road; the Jeep then crossed the median and entered the westbound lanes before troopers performed a tactical maneuver to stop the vehicle.