- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 28, 2020

GRETNA, Neb. (AP) - The driver of a snowplow plunged the vehicle into the Platte River on Tuesday as he was being followed by authorities who later arrested him.

U.S. marshals and Sarpy County sheriff’s deputies believed the driver of the Nebraska Department of Transportation snowplow was a wanted federal fugitive and began following the plow on a highway south of Gretna.

After a few minutes, Deputy U.S. Marshal Will Iverson said the plow left the road and went down an embankment into the river. The driver managed to get out of the cab and officers pulled him from the river.

The driver’s name wasn’t released but the Transportation Department told the Lincoln Journal Star he was employed by the agency.

After being treated at a hospital, he was taken to jail. Charges against him remain sealed.



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