Two Arrested In Morning Pursuit On I-80

Two people were taken into custody following a pursuit this morning in Omaha. 

While on patrol near 72nd street and Interstate 80 around 8:30, troopers observed a green 1997 Chevrolet Tahoe driving with no license plates. The troopers attempted a traffic stop at 77th and Grover streets, but the vehicle refused to stop and fled to the interstate.

Once on I-80, the vehicle reached speeds of more than 90 miles per hour while traveling eastbound with troopers in pursuit. The vehicle then attempted to exit I-80 at 24th street, but crashed on the off-ramp. The driver, 27 year old Tara Stoops of Omaha, was taken into custody at the scene, but her passenger, 34 year old Sean Newman of Gering, fled the scene on foot. With the assistance of the Omaha Police Department, Newman was apprehended a short distance away from the scene.

Stoops was arrested for Flight to Avoid Arrest and No Valid Registration. Newman was transported to Nebraska Medicine for minor injuries and cited for Obstruction and Resisting Arrest. 

(Photo courtesy of 6 News)


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