100 mph chase, Custer County accident leads to citation for Kansas City man | Local News


NORTH PLATTE – A person was slightly injured after crashing their vehicle while trying to flee a traffic stop near Oconto.

The incident happened at around 2:30 a.m. Tuesday, when a Nebraska State Patrol soldier observed a Chevrolet Silverado speeding down Highway 40 near Oconto in County of Nebraska. Custer. The soldier attempted a traffic stop, but the vehicle refused to give way and fled at high speed, according to an NSP press release, and the soldier launched a chase.

The vehicle escaped on several roads, reaching speeds of nearly 100 miles per hour. The vehicle then turned east on Arnold River Road, north of Callaway. As another soldier attempted to deploy stopping sticks to slow the vehicle down.

The driver swerved to avoid the stop sticks and lost control, according to the press release. The vehicle rolled into the ditch.

The two soldiers immediately approached for help and called for an ambulance.

The driver, Anthony Holmes, 52, of Kansas City, Missouri, was transported to CHI Health Good Samaritan in Kearney, where he was treated and released with minor injuries.

Holmes has been cited for criminal theft to avoid arrest, willful reckless driving, driving under the influence of alcohol, without an operator’s license and numerous traffic violations.


Kevin A. Perras

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