Iowa Man Arrested, Following Nebraska State Patrol Pursuit
LINCOLN - Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol arrested a man following a multi-county pursuit Saturday afternoon.
At about 2:10 p.m., the patrol was notified of an incident that occurred at a convenience store at exit 420 on Interstate 80. Based on a reporting party's vehicle description , a trooper located a Honda Crossover driving west on I-80.
The vehicle did not have license plates. The trooper attempted a traffic stop, but the driver accelerated and refused to stop. The trooper then pursued the vehicle.
The fleeing car reached speeds of more than 100 miles per hour.
Another trooper successfully deployed spike strips at mile marker 348 to bring the vehicle to a stop. Deputies from the York County Sheriff’s Office assisted in the pursuit as well. The chase lasted about 20 minutes.
24-year-old Zachary Cortimilia, of Alburnett, Iowa, was taken into custody for willful reckless driving and operating a motor vehicle to avoid arrest. He was taken to the Seward County Jail.