High Speed Pursuit ends with an Arrest in Broken Bow

BROKEN BOW–At approximately 10:40 p.m. on Wednesday, the Broken Bow Police Department received a complaint about a suspicious vehicle playing loud music in the vicinity of South 13th & G. Upon arrival the officer attempted to make contact with a male subject in the vehicle at which time he sped off at a high rate of speed. The vehicle went east bound on Highway 2 out of Broken Bow at which time the officer lost sight and discontinued the pursuit.

Then, at approximately 11:15 p.m. the vehicle was spotted coming back in to Broken Bow from the east at which time the officer attempted to stop the vehicle again. Two other patrol units arrived at that time and tried to box the vehicle in at which time the vehicle managed to get around the patrol units and sped off. The vehicle was travelling at an extremely high rate of speed on the south side of town to elude the Police.

Officers continued to patrol the area searching for the vehicle and at approximately 11:44 p.m. the vehicle was spotted and another pursuit started. The vehicle turned on to a dead-end street at which time the officers were able to box him in.

The subject refused to turn vehicle off or get out of the vehicle. Officers were concerned for their safety when he refused so they were forced to break the driver’s side window and remove the subject forcibly from the vehicle.

David Alvarez, 24 of Broken Bow was arrested and the following charges are expected to be filed: Fleeing to Avoid Arrest, DUI 2nd Offense, Refusing Breath Test, Willful Reckless Driving, Resisting Arrest, and Driving Under Suspension. He is being housed in the Custer County Jail.

There were no injuries. The Custer County Sheriff’s Office assisted the Broken Bow Police Department with this situation.