Search for driver after Otoe County crash

NEBRASKA CITY – The Otoe County Sheriff’s Office reports a driving under the influence arrest following a search for the driver.

Otoe and Cass county deputies were dispatched on a report of a car striking the bridge on Highway 43 near 6 Road. The driver was seen running into a nearby cornfield.

Deputies and the Nebraska State Patrol set up a perimeter in the area and the Nebraska State Patrol’s Aviation Support Division provided an aerial search.

A sheriff’s office press release says 28-year-old Jose Luis Ortega of Coffeyville, Kan., was found in a cornfield a few miles from the crash.

He is suspected of DUI and leaving the scene of an accident.

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