Man Arrested After Pursuit Through Waverly

BEATRICE – Nebraska State Patrol officers arrested a Lincoln man following a pursuit in Waverly, Tuesday morning.

NSP dispatchers got a report at about 6:45 a.m., of an eastbound 2008 Saab traveling at more than 100 miles per hour and passing vehicles on the shoulder of Interstate 80.

Minutes later, a trooper saw the same vehicle traveling at 93 miles per hour in a 45 mile-per-hour zone, entering Waverly on Highway 6.

The trooper attempted a traffic stop, but the driver fled. The trooper pursued the vehicle as it turned south onto 140th street in Waverly and through Waverly neighborhoods.

The vehicle eventually turned west on Amberly Road and then eastbound on Highway 6 to reenter Waverly. The suspect vehicle was then forced to a stop because of other traffic on the road and the driver being blocked by the trooper.

29-year-old Jacob Eilers, of Lincoln, was arrested for a pending warrant.  He was also booked for flight to avoid arrest, willful reckless driving, no vehicle registration, and numerous traffic violations.

Eilers was taken to the Lancaster County Jail.


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