- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 24, 2014

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) - Two people from South Dakota were arrested in Nebraska after a high speed chase through Howard and Hall counties.

The Grand Island Independent reports (https://bit.ly/1sXklBf ) 30-year-old Lucas Johnson of Mitchell, South Dakota, was arrested in Hall County on Tuesday. He is charged with operating a vehicle to avoid arrest, driving under the influence and refusing to submit to a drug test.

A female passenger in the van with him also faces a similar charge.

Police say the chase started near St. Paul when the driver of a minivan left a gas station without paying. They say the van reached speeds of 105 mph before it crashed near Grand Island.

Johnson also faces a theft charge in Howard County.

He is being held on $15,000 bond. Online jail records didn’t indicate an attorney.

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Information from: The Grand Island Independent, https://www.theindependent.com

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