Police Chase Man In 4-County High-Speed Pursuit
He Drove On "Rims" Most Of It
Omaha, NE - A 32-year-old man is in emergency protective custody after leading police on a high-speed chase through four counties.
Much of it Joseph K. Black did riding on the car's rims after police used spike strips several times; each time the strips punctured the car's tires.
When Black's car finally was forced off the road by troopers in Lincoln, he jumped out of the SUV holding a small dog and pointing his finger at officers, making a shooting sound. He was uncooperative and was tased by a Lancaster County deputy.
The chase started at 3:18 a.m. when police tried to stop Black's car near 40th and Dodge. He'd been involved in a disturbance at a house and smashed into a police cruiser as he drove to get away.
The pursuit last about 35 minutes, started in Omaha and crossed into Sarpy, Cass and Lancaster counties.
He could be booked for leaving the scene of a hit and run, and flight to avoid arrest.
Reported by Kathy Sarantos Niver, email@example.com