13-year-old Driver Arrested After 100 Mph Chase

13-year-old Driver Arrested After 100 Mph Chase

13-year-old Driver Arrested After 100 Mph Chase:  After nearly 20 minutes of a high-speed chase with Nebraska state troopers, a 13-year-old girl is now being held in protective custody. Around 9:30 p.m. on Monday, officers observed a Nissan Pathfinder moving at 35 mph on I-80. This was when the incident started.

The Nebraska State Patrol stated in a release that the car “fled at a high rate of speed” and sped to “speeds above 100 miles per hour” when troopers tried a routine traffic stop close to Kearney.

“The police continued, “Another trooper successfully used stop sticks to impede the car around mile marker 288 as it fled eastbound on I-80. The suspect car left I-80 at the Shelton interchange and started moving more slowly northward.”

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According to the press release, “shortly after, the trooper successfully executed a tactical vehicle intervention to bring the car to a stop.” “Without more incident, the driver and passenger were imprisoned.” “Troopers discovered a weapon, marijuana, and drug paraphernalia inside the vehicle.”

A 13-year-old girl was eventually revealed to be the car’s driver, and an 11-year-old boy was her passenger. According to the state’s Department of Motor Vehicles, teenagers can apply for their learner’s permit in Nebraska starting 60 days before their 15th birthday. However, they are only permitted to drive after that if a passenger is at least 21 years old. Teenagers in Colorado can apply for a permit at the age of 15.

Two high school cheerleaders were killed in Louisiana just a few weeks before when a police chase turned tragic. Both Maggie Dunn, 17, and Caroline Gill, 15, perished in the collision, which took place during a frantic pursuit of a suspect in a home invasion. Liam Dunn, Maggie’s brother, was in severe condition when he underwent surgery less than two weeks later.

Officer David Cauthron, 42, of the Addis Police Department was detained on Sunday and charged with two charges of reckless homicide and one count of reckless injury, according to WBRZ-TV. The officer is currently on administrative leave and, according to district attorney Tony Clayton, “has a lot of questions relative to his speed and plain recklessness.”

Before that, six individuals were found dead in a “devastating nocturnal crash” in Lincoln, Nebraska, in November after officials received a notification from one of the victims’ iPhones. When the car looked to have crossed a street before hitting a tree in a yard, the Lincoln Police Department arrived at the scene on Randolph Street. Along with four other victims, the 26-year-old driver died at the site.

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According to a news release from Lincoln Police, “two victims were 22 years old, one passenger was 21, and one was 23.” After being sent to the hospital in critical condition, a 24-year-old lady “succumbed to the injuries she acquired in the crash,” according to the police. According to a police release, “This is the worst crash in Lincoln in recent memory.” “Our hearts ache for the families of the victims.”