Columbus man arrested by NSP following pursuit
COLUMBUS, Neb. -- The Nebraska State Patrol said they arrested a Columbus man Wednesday night following a pursuit.
Around 6:50 p.m. On Wednesday, a trooper said they saw a Chevrolet Impala going 62 mph in a 30 mph zone on 12th Ave. near 17th St. in Columbus.
NSP said the trooper tried to pull over the driver, 19-year-old Owen Davis, but he refused to yield and accelerated.
The trooper initiated a pursuit, according to the State Patrol
Authorities said Davis made several turns and fled south on 12th Ave. eventually turning to go west on First St.
The NSP said that Davis stopped the vehicle near First St. and 20th Ave. and then started to flee on foot.
According to officials, Davis was quickly found and taken into custody by a Columbus Police officer.
Davis was arrested for willful reckless driving, flight to avoid arrest, no operator's license, and traffic violations.
He was lodged in the Platte County Jail.
NSP said they were able to arrest Davis with the help of the Columbus Police Department.
The State Patrol reported that the incident lasted about seven minutes.