Reckless Driver Speeding in Excess of 140 mph Arrested Saturday

FREMONT – A reckless driver who fled the scene of a disturbance was arrested on Saturday.

On May 23, 2020 the Fremont Police Department responded to a disturbance call in the 3000 block of E 23rd St. Contact was made with Logan N. Petersen, 21, of David City, NE; however, Petersen fled the scene in a vehicle. Fremont Police officers were unable to locate Petersen after his flight from the scene.

A short time later, the Dodge County Sheriff’s office and other agencies began receiving reports of the same vehicle and driver traveling at high rates of speed in a reckless manner through Washington County, the City of Fremont, and Dodge County at speeds up to 140 m.p.h. The vehicle was located and a traffic stop was conducted by the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office with assistance from the Nebraska State Patrol and Fremont Police at Highway 77 and County Road S.

Petersen was uncooperative with the officers, and became non-compliant with the officers orders. According to the DCSO, “Necessary force was used to get him out of the vehicle.”

Petersen was taken into custody and will face charges including Felony Flight to Avoid Arrest, Willful Reckless Driving, Obstructing a Peace Officer, and Felony Resisting Arrest.

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