Drunk Driver Arrested Following Pursuit in Omaha

Nebraska State Patrol troopers arrested an Omaha man for several charges following a pursuit Saturday evening.

At approximately 8:00 p.m., a trooper observed a Chevy Trailblazer traveling at 102 miles per hour on eastbound Interstate 80 near 60th street. The trooper attempted a traffic stop, but the driver fled and continued traveling at more than 80 miles per hour.

After exiting I-80 southbound on Highway 75, the man drove through neighborhoods before eventually coming to a stop at a residence on south 16th street.

The driver got out of the vehicle and did not follow orders given by the trooper. A five-year-old child exited the vehicle as well. The trooper then attempted to place the driver under arrest, but he again resisted. After a brief physical encounter, the trooper was able to place the driver in custody as other troopers and Omaha Police officers arrived on scene to assist.

31 year old David Chico was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol, felony flight to avoid arrest, willful reckless driving, transporting a child while intoxicated, resisting arrest, obstructing a peace officer, open alcohol container, and speeding at greater than 36 miles per hour over the speed limit. The pursuit lasted approximately four minutes.

Chico was booked into the Douglas County Jail. The child was left with family.


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