- Associated Press - Friday, September 11, 2020

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - The Nebraska State Patrol arrested two people Friday following a pursuit in north Lincoln during which the fleeing driver struck two troopers’ cruisers.

The pursuit, which lasted about 10 minutes, began at about 1:30 a.m. when a trooper tried to make a traffic stop on a Dodge Durango for failure to maintain its lane, the Nebraska State Patrol said in a news release.

During the pursuit the Durango drove on the wrong side of the road at times. The vehicle continued to flee on multiple flat tires after troopers deployed stop sticks to slow it. The driver swerved toward troopers’ cruisers on multiple occasions, striking two of them.

A trooper was able to successfully perform a tactical vehicle intervention to bring the Durango to a stop. The suspect was apprehended after then trying to flee on foot.

Thomas Mallory, 26, of Lincoln, was arrested for willful reckless driving, flight to avoid arrest, third degree assault, obstructing a peace officer, possession of a controlled substance, criminal mischief, and numerous traffic violations.

The passenger, Amanda Ironcloud, 40, of Lincoln, was arrested for possession of a controlled substance.

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