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NSP arrests man after multi-county pursuit

Posted at 3:15 PM, Jan 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-12 16:15:25-05

SEWARD COUNTY, Neb. (KMTV) — Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) troopers arrested a man Saturday afternoon following a multi-county pursuit that reached speeds of more than 100 mph.

At around 2:10 p.m., troopers were notified of an incident that happened at a convenience store at exit 420 on I-80.

A trooper located a Honda Crossover driving without plates on I-80 westbound near mile marker 388 that matched the vehicle description from the reporting party.

The trooper initiated a pursuit after attempting to stop the vehicle.

The vehicle, driven by Zachary Cortimilia, 24, of Alburnett, Iowa, reached speeds of more than 100 mph as it fled westbound on I-80, with deputies from the York County Sheriff's Office assisting in the pursuit.

Another trooper successfully deployed spike strips near mile marker 348 to stop the vehicle, according to the Nebraska State Patrol. The pursuit lasted about 20 minutes.

Cortimilia was taken into custody for willful reckless driving and operating a motor vehicle to avoid arrest and loged in Seward County Jail.