State Patrol troopers arrest Omaha man after high-speed chase

(Nebraska State Patrol)
Published: Jul. 22, 2021 at 1:41 PM CDT
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OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - Nebraska State Patrol troopers arrested an Omaha man after a high-speed chase Thursday through south Omaha.

At about 12:20 a.m., a trooper attempted a traffic stop of a Ford Focus — driven by Robert Williams, 26, of Omaha — that was “failing to maintain its lane” near L Street and Highway 75, according to an NSP news release. The car accelerated, and the trooper gave chase.

The Focus sped down city streets, reaching 80 mph, before it struck a speed limit sign and a retaining wall near 36th and Washington. The car traveled through Upland Park, eventually stopping near 30th and Upland, NSP stated. Williams fled the vehicle but was caught by another trooper.

Williams was arrested and taken to Dodge County Jail on charges of willful reckless driving, felony flight to avoid arrest, obstruction, leaving the scene of a property-damage crash, driving without a license, and “several traffic violations and multiple outstanding warrants from Douglas County,” NSP said.

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