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Man arrested after high-speed chase

October 6, 2018

Gage County deputies arrested a man who led authorities on a high-speed chase on a gravel road, Thursday.

The driver, Dennis Burr, was arrested for speeding, flight to avoid arrest, third offense driving under suspension, possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.

The incident began Thursday around 4 p.m. when a Gage County deputy was traveling on U.S. Highway 136 near South 32nd Road and prepared to make a U turn.

Court documents state the deputy didn’t see an oncoming car and completed the U turn when the car passed.

The deputy then attempted to pull the vehicle over to apologize and provide the driver with information to file a complaint, according to court records.

Seconds later, the sedan quickly turned onto 36th Road and rapidly accelerated away, reaching speeds of 85 mph on the gravel.

The vehicle eventually pulled over and Burr put his hands out the window and was held at gunpoint until backup arrived. Inside the vehicle was a glass meth pipe with residue.

Burr’s bond was set at $5,000 with a 10 percent deposit. His next hearing is Oct. 12.

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