Pursuit reaches 158 MPH, two arrested
KEARNEY - Authorities have arrested two people after a pursuit in central Nebraska that reached more than 150 miles per hour.
Troopers got reports of a speeding car on I-80 near North Platte around 3 AM on Monday. They soon saw a vehicle matching the description.
The NSP says as the vehicle passed troopers, it accelerated at speeds of 158 miles per hour and the pursuit began.
Troopers deployed spike strips near the Odessa exit and the vehicle slid off the road.
A search of the vehicle revealed more than one pound of marijuana and pills.
The driver, 27-year-old Patrick Thompson Junior and 21-year-old Alexandra Ganow were arrested on numerous charges relating to the pursuit, traffic violations and drug charges.