Nebraska and Iowa state troopers worked together late Friday afternoon to catch a reckless motorcycle rider who led an I-80 chase from Lincoln to Omaha and into Iowa.The pursuit began just before 5:30 p.m. Friday on the west side of Lincoln (mile marker 397) when a Nebraska State Patrol trooper clocked the motorcycle at 90 mph in a 65 mph zone, NSP spokesman Cody Thomas said.
The trooper turned on his lights and siren, but the motorcycle accelerated. It was clocked at speeds in excess of 100 mph while still on I-80 in Lincoln, Thomas said.
Due to the high speed and dangerous driving of the motorcycle, troopers pulled back while the NSP helicopter followed the bike from the air.
The motorcycle maintained speeds in excess of 90 mph to Omaha, passing traffic on the inside shoulder of I-80 on the way, according to the NSP report.
Nebraska troopers monitored the pursuit along I-80, while the NSP helicopter followed above.
The motorcycle went all the way to Iowa. The Iowa State Patrol took over the chase, still supported by the NSP helicopter.
Thomas said Iowa troopers were able to corner the rider, force him to stop the bike and then chased him on foot, but gave no further details.
Devon Brogdon, 22, of Omaha, was apprehended. The NSP returned him to Lincoln, where he was placed in the Lancaster County jail.
Brogdon is charged with a bundle of charges and citations – not only reckless driving and related crimes, but also driving on a suspended license in an unregistered vehicle, Thomas said.
The list of charges: flight to avoid arrest, reckless driving, driving under suspension, speeding, failure to signal, driving on the shoulder, no motorcycle endorsement, no proof of insurance, failing to display the proper number of license plates and operating an unregistered vehicle.
The Iowa State Patrol also cited Brogdon for traffic infractions, Thomas said.