Alert Officer Nabs Driver Who Earlier Eluded Police

An alert Omaha police officer found a 19-year-old driver who had earlier led police on a pursuit.

According to police reports, around 7:30 pm on Monday, the officer spotted a white Mercury Grand Marquis parked near 23rd & Leavenworth that fit the description of a car that earlier ran from police in northeast Omaha.

When the officer talked to the driver, he noticed a strong smell of marijuana. After a search of the car, the officer located marijuana and 14 bottles of beer.

The male teen was arrested for minor in possession and ticketed for possession of less than an ounce of marijuana.


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