(Omaha, NE) -- An Omaha man is behind bars after leading Nebraska State Patrol troopers on a high speed chase through south Omaha.
The Nebraska State Patrol says just before 12:30 Thursday morning, a trooper spotted a Ford Focus failing to maintain its lane on Highway 75 near L Street in South Omaha. Investigators say the trooper attempted to pull the vehicle over, but the driver accelerated and fled. The trooper initiated a pursuit.
The NSP says the vehicle fled through area parking lots and city streets, reaching speeds in excess of 80 miles per hour, before hitting a retaining wall and a speed limit sign near 36th and Washington. The state patrol says the vehicle then drove through Upland Park before coming to a stop near 30th and Upland Parkway. The driver, 26 year old Robert Williams of Omaha, then fled on foot but was quickly apprehended by another trooper.
Williams was arrested for felony flight to avoid arrest, willful reckless driving, leaving the scene of a property damage crash, obstructing a peace officer, no operator’s license, several traffic violations and multiple outstanding warrants from Douglas County.