New Jersey man arrested near Lincoln following stolen vehicle pursuit

(Lincoln, NE) -- A New Jersey man is behind bars in Nebraska following a stolen vehicle pursuit near Lincoln.

The Nebraska State Patrol says just after 7:00 Sunday night, a trooper stopped to perform a motorist assist on a Honda Civic that was parked on the shoulder of westbound I-80 near mile marker 398. After the vehicle left the area, the trooper learned that the Civic had been reported stolen out of New Jersey.

The trooper then continued westbound to try and catch up to the vehicle. The NSP says the trooper spotted the vehicle, but when they attempted to pull the Civic over, the driver accelerated and refused to stop. The state patrol says the trooper initiated a pursuit.

The NSP says near mile marker 386, the vehicle began having mechanical problems and slowed down significantly. A short time later, the Civic intentionally drove off the roadway at low speed and struck a fence, blocking the driver’s door from opening. Troopers were then able to take the driver, 29 year old Dayshawn Brimfield of Elizabeth, New Jersey, into custody.

Brimfield was lodged in Lancaster County Jail for possession of stolen property, flight to avoid arrest, possession of marijuana – less than one ounce and possession of drug paraphernalia.

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