BEATRICE – A Lincoln man has been arrested after a short law enforcement pursuit in eastern Lancaster County.

At approximately 8:10 p.m. Wednesday, a Nebraska State Patrol officer observed a motorcycle speeding on Cornhusker Highway in eastern Lincoln. The trooper tried to stop the operator but the motorcycle accelerated and fled at a high rate of speed. The trooper initiated a pursuit as the motorcycle exited Lincoln eastbound on Cornhusker.

The bike continued on Highway 6 into Waverly where it turned into a residential area. The trooper discontinued the pursuit over public safety concerns. A short time later, another trooper saw that the motorcycle had crashed in the parking lot of Waverly High School.

Troopers and a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Deputy called for an ambulance and rendered aid to the rider.

31-year-old Jarret Bruckner, of Lincoln, was transported to Bryan Health West Health Center with minor injuries. Later, he was lodged in Lancaster County Jail for flight to avoid arrest, willful reckless driving, driving under the influence and traffic violations.