A 37-year-old driver was placed under arrest after a high-speed chase through Stanton County with a 12-year-old in his vehicle.
According to the Stanton County Sheriff's Office, just after 1:30 a.m. on Saturday, officers attempted to stop a pickup on Highway 275 east of Norfolk that was driving without tail lights. The pickup then fled at high speeds south on 560th Avenue and began shutting their headlights off as it fled. Officials said the pickup crossed over Highway 24 and continued south where it was finally stopped.
The driver Leonardo Saldana-Castaneda. 37, was taken into custody and placed under arrest for willful reckless driving, operating a motor vehicle to avoid arrest and child abuse as a 12-year-old male was also in the vehicle during the pursuit and placed in danger.
Saldana-Castaneda remains in jail pending the posting of bond.