Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol have apprehended a man who eluded police in Dixon County, all while there were two babies in his vehicle.
The Patrol says that on Labor Day Monday at approximately 8:45 a.m., a trooper observed a Subaru Outback speeding on Highway 20 in Dixon County. The trooper attempted a traffic stop, but the vehicle refused to yield and fled. The trooper initiated a pursuit.
The vehicle fled on county roads across Dixon County, with speeds in excess of 75 miles per hour. The fleeing driver then failed to notice signs advising a bridge was out, drove into a construction area, and eventually came to a stop about ten feet from the drop-off of the bridge that was out. The driver was then taken into custody without further incident.
The trooper then discovered that there was an adult female and two fifteen-month-old children in the vehicle. The driver, 21-year-old Dawson Emmick, of Sioux City, Iowa, was arrested for felony flight to avoid arrest, willful reckless driving, two counts of child abuse/neglect causing no injury, driving while revoked, speeding, and traveling on a closed road. He was lodged in Dixon County Jail.