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Nebraska State Patrol arrests driver after hit and run; spit on trooper

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Posted at 6:13 PM, Apr 01, 2023

LINCOLN, Neb. (KMTV) — The Nebraska State Patrol arrested a 34-year-old Milford woman involved in an overnight hit-and-run on I-80.

Here's what we know:

According to NSP, around 12:00 a.m., troopers were notified of a hit-and-run crash that had occurred on Interstate 80 near mile marker 391.

The incident reportedly involved a sedan driving eastbound in the westbound lanes, causing a collision between a Ford Eco Sport and a semi, said NSP. Minutes later, a trooper located two additional vehicles that appeared to have been involved in a crash near mile marker 397.

The trooper identified one of those vehicles, a Kia Spectra, as the vehicle reportedly involved in the previous crash and also observed the driver to be impaired, NSP said.

The driver was placed in custody as troopers investigated both crashes, with assistance from Seward and Lancaster County Sheriff’s deputies.

The driver of the Kia and the driver of the Ford involved in the first crash were both transported to Bryan Health Center West Campus with minor injuries.

While at the hospital, the driver of the Kia, Heather Teschendorf, 34, of Milford, allegedly spit on a trooper’s face and was physically combative, said NSP.

Following medical clearance, Teschendorf, was lodged in Lancaster County Jail for driving under the influence, willful reckless driving, leaving the scene of a crash, assault on a public safety officer with bodily fluid, failure to submit to a pretest, and resisting arrest.

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