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High Speed Police Chase Ends In Crash

A high speed chase out of Beatrice early Friday morning ended on Highway 8 east of Odell. Nineteen-year-old Jacob Wissler of Pawnee City was arrested on charges including flight to avoid arrest, willful reckless driving, minor in possession and suspicion of driving under the influence among others, and was being held on $10,000 bond. Pursuit began around 3 a.m. after he was clocked at nearly 70 miles per hour on West Court Street in Beatrice. Authorities followed south on US Highway 136, US Highway 77, then onto Nebraska Highway 112, at speeds approaching 130 miles per hour. The driver missed the intersection at Highway 8 and wrecked, where Wissler was taken into custody.

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