High Speed Chase

(Lincoln) -- A Council Bluffs man is in custody following a chase in southeast Nebraska Monday.

The Nebraska State Patrol says 56-year-old Timothy Kros of Council Bluffs was arrested for willful reckless driving and felony flight to avoid arrest. The incident began at approximately 4:55 p.m. Monday with a report of a Chevy Malibu unable to maintain its lane and blocking traffic as it traveled southbound on Highway 75 in Cass County. Troopers were able to locate the vehicle on Highway 75 south of Union. The vehicle continued its inability to maintain its lane and drove into the northbound lane. The trooper attempted to perform a traffic stop, but the driver refused to stop and continued driving southbound.

The trooper initiated a pursuit. Speeds during the pursuit ranged from 30 miles per hour to more than 70 miles per hour. Additional troopers were able to successfully deploy stop sticks to slow the vehicle. The vehicle merged onto eastbound Highway 2 near Nebraska City. As the vehicle was approaching the Iowa border, the trooper performed a tactical vehicle intervention to bring the vehicle to a stop.

Kros is being held in the Richardson County Jail. The entire pursuit lasted approximately 15 minutes.

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