Authorities say they arrested a woman early Wednesday after about a 90-minute vehicle pursuit that began in Sarpy County and ended across the Missouri River in Pottawattamie County.
The Bellevue Police Department said the pursuit began about 1:30 a.m. on the northbound Kennedy Freeway offramp at Chandler Road. Dawn Scott, 34, of Council Bluffs, was in a 1996 Ford Taurus that was stopped on the offramp when a Bellevue officer checked on her. She nearly backed into the officer's cruiser, police said, and then fled.
Bellevue police said Scott drove north into Omaha, headed back into Bellevue and then returned to Omaha before crossing the Missouri River, driving east into Iowa in the westbound lanes of Interstate 80.
The pursuit lasted about 30 minutes, mostly at slow speeds, before the Taurus worked its way into Council Bluffs.
Scott stopped her Ford several times while in Sarpy County, Bellevue police said, then resumed her erratic driving when officers approached her vehicle. Police said she exceeded the speed limit while on the Kennedy Freeway.
She was arrested by Pottawattamie County Sheriff's Office deputies on suspicion of eluding arrest and attempted assault, said Sheriff Jeff Danker. She also could end up facing several traffic violations, he said.
Her car, which had no license plates, was discovered around 3 a.m. near the Pilot Travel Center truck stop at South 24th Street and 27th Avenue, Danker said, where she drove away from a deputy.
She was taken into custody after her car finally stopped because of a flat tire near South 28th Street and Second Avenue. She ran from deputies after her car came to a halt, Danker said, and the deputies arrested her a short distance away.