Missouri man cited after fleeing traffic stop, crashing

NORTH PLATTE, Neb. -- A Missouri man sustained minor injuries after he crashed his vehicle while he was attempting to flee a traffic stop near Oconto. 

Around 2:30 a.m. Tuesday, a trooper saw a Chevrolet Silverado speeding on Highway 40 near Oconto in Custer County. 

Authorities say the trooper attempted a traffic stop, but 52-year-old Anthony Holmes of Kansas City, Missouri refused to yield and instead, fled at a high rate of speed. The trooper then initiated a pursuit. 

Police say that Holmes fled on several roads, where he reached speeds close to 100mph. Holmes then turned eastbound on Arnold River Road, north of Callaway. 

Authorities say that while Holmes was speeding down roadways, another trooper attempted to lay stick strips to slow Holmes down.

Police say Holmes swerved to avoid to stop sticks and lost control of his vehicle. His vehicle then rolled into the ditch, and both troopers immediately approached to give Holmes aid and called for an ambulance. 

Holmes was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney, where he was treated for minor injuries and released. 

Police say that under the direction of the County Attorney, Holmes was cited for felony flight to avoid arrest, willful reckless driving, driving under the influence of alcohol, no operator's license, and numerous traffic violations. 

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