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Driver arrested, woman rescued after pursuit

Posted at 11:37 AM, Mar 15, 2020

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) troopers arrested a Norfolk man and rescued a woman after a pair of pursuits Saturday.

At approximately 1:50 p.m., a trooper attempted a traffic stop for a speeding Chevrolet Camaro near West Point on Hwy 275.

The vehicle fled and the trooper began a pursuit, traveling southbound on Hwy 275, according to NSP. Speeds of over 110 mph were sustained during the pursuit.

The trooper ended the pursuit out of caution for public safety as the vehicle approached West Point.

NSP says just over an hour later, troopers in Omaha located the suspect vehicle near 132nd and Blondo. Troopers attempted to stop the vehicle again, but it fled.

Another pursuit was initiated by troopers as the Camaro fled westbound on West Maple Rd.

Troopers noticed a female passenger in the Camaro attempting to get their attention.

The vehicle turned northbound on Hwy 275, reaching speeds of 120 mph.

Troopers were able to successfully deploy spike strips to slow the vehicle as it reached Fremont; however, the driver still refused to stop.

A trooper then performed a tactical vehicle intervention to stop the Camaro.

The driver, 39-year-old Eric Wilson, was taken into custody immediately.

Troopers determined the adult female passenger was being held in the vehicle against her will.

Wilson was held in Douglas County Jail for willful reckless driving, felony flight to avoid arrest, false imprisonment, an active warrant from Madison County, and several traffic violations.

More charges are pending.