Dawson County man arrested after police pursuit

A central Nebraska man is behind bars after a police pursuit.

The Merrick County Sheriff's Office says 30-year-old Najib Yusuf was arrested for first-degree assault on an officer, resisting arrest, reckless driving, and traffic violations. 

Authorities say deputies were called to the area of Highway 30 west of Central City Thursday morning. 

They say a car was driving on the wrong side of the road, forcing cars off the highway.

A pursuit began and reached speeds of 100 miles per hour.

After driving on country roads, authorities say it hit a tree and stopped. 

Yusuf was arrested shortly after. 

Authorities say a woman who was in the car was temporarily detained, but later released without charges. 

 

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