Lincoln man arrested in chase that started on I-80

December 26, 2018

The Seward County Sheriff’s office arrested a 20-year-old Lincoln man who they say led them on a lunch-hour pursuit Monday.

William L.P. Wade stands accused of felony operating a motor vehicle to avoid arrest, willful reckless driving, driving under revocation, an active Lancaster County warrant and numerous traffic violations, according to a news release from the sheriff’s office.

Shortly before noon, a Seward County deputy tried to stop Wade on Interstate 80 near the Milford exit on a traffic violation, according to the release.

The Pontiac Grand Am failed to pull over, and a pursuit began.

The driver got off the interstate and attempted to avoid stop-sticks, which were deployed by the Nebraska State Patrol, at the intersection of First Street and Rokeby Road. The Grand Am went in the north ditch and became stuck.

They arrested Wade without incident at 12:15 p.m. and took him to the Seward County Jail.

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