FAIRBURY – Fairbury police are in pursuit of finding and arresting two people after a brief chase early Sunday morning.
Fairbury Chief of Police Chad Sprunk tells News Channel Nebraska, “On April 9th, at approximately 14 minutes after midnight, an officer was near the intersection of 5th and D streets when he observed a vehicle driving very erratically. The vehicle was traveling at very high rates of speeds, then proceeded northbound on D street here in Fairbury. An officer attempted to catch up to it and as soon as he turned his headlights on, the vehicle rapidly accelerated as soon as he hit his emergency lights and sirens. The vehicle then went approximately a block and made an abrupt right turn and collided with a tree. The officer estimates the speeds between 55 and 60 miles per hour.”
Police say they have a positive identities on both subjects who took off on foot.
“Whether they’re on foot, I do know one party was picked up by a residence here in Fairbury and taken to another residence. So we do have positive identification on them, along with personal property that was in the vehicle. When officers searched the vehicle they found controlled substance inside.”
Sprunk says the two subjects aren’t a threat to the community, no weapons were involved in the incident. Police are currently in the process of obtaining warrants for their arrests.