Woman arrested after pursuit in Central Nebraska

Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) have arrested a California woman following a pursuit on Interstate 80 early Tuesday morning.

At approximately 3:30 a.m. Tuesday, NSP received a report of a Chrysler sedan traveling at
excessive speeds on I-80 westbound near York. A York County Sheriff’s Deputy then reported
seeing the vehicle as it was traveling more than 100 miles per hour.

A trooper was able to locate the vehicle near mile marker 324. The trooper attempted a traffic
stop, but the vehicle accelerated and fled. The trooper initiated a pursuit.

The vehicle reached speeds in excess of 115 miles per hour during the pursuit, before the vehicle
voluntarily exited at the Grand Island/Hastings interchange, at mile marker 312. The vehicle
came to a stop in the parking lot of a gas station south of the interchange.

Troopers and Hall County Sheriff’s Deputies were then able to take the driver into custody
without incident. Three children were located in the backseat of the vehicle and a search of the
vehicle revealed a small amount of methamphetamine.

The driver, Ingrid Baires-Duran, 25, of Los Angeles, California was arrested for flight to avoid
arrest, willful reckless driving, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug
paraphernalia, child abuse/endangerment, and traffic violations. She was lodged in Hamilton
County Jail. The children were placed in protective care.