Man Charged With Drunk Driving Following Pursuit

The Nebraska State Patrol arrested a suspected drunk driver following a high speed pursuit on Interstate 80 that covered nearly 20 miles Thursday afternoon.

At around 4:45 p.m. the patrol received a report of a reckless driver in Seward County. Troopers spotted the vehicle near Milford going 93 miles per hour in a 75 miles per hour zone. 

Troopers tried to stop the black Ford Fusion, but the driver hit the gas and fled. A pursuit was initiated, with speeds reaching as high as 120 miles per hour as the suspect headed toward Lincoln.

At mile marker 398, a trooper was able to successfully perform a pit maneuver to bring the the dangerous 15 minute pursuit to an end. The driver, 42 year old Scott Underwood of Lincoln, was taken into custody. 

Troopers detected the odor of alcohol on Underwood’s breath, found an open container of alcohol in the vehicle and discovered that Underwood’s driver’s license was currently revoked. 

Underwood was arrested for driving under the influence, refusing to submit to a blood-alcohol content test, operating a motor vehicle to avoid arrest, willful reckless driving, possession of an open container, driving during revocation, and other traffic violations. 

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