North Platte, Neb. The Nebraska State Patrol has identified and arrested the woman who led troopers on a high speed chase Friday on I-80.
According to NSP, a trooper stopped 33-year-old Claire Mason, of Lincoln, by the Sutherland exit for speeding and other traffic violations Friday morning. Mason, who is wanted in Lancaster County on five outstanding warrants, gave the trooper an incorrect name.
She refused to get out of her 2007 Chevrolet Malibu. She also said her license was suspended and informed the trooper there was an active warrant for her arrest. That's when she sped off.
Speeds during the chase reached 100 mile-per-hour.
Troopers used a tire deflator at mile marker 173 to get her to stop. She ultimately came to a stop one mile west of North Platte. She was apprehended and taken to the Lincoln County jail.
Mason is being held there on 18 charges, including Felony Flight to Avoid Arrest, Willful Reckless Driving, Driving Under Suspension (8th Offense), Driving During Revocation, False Report, Failure to Obey a Lawful Order, and multiple traffic violations.