Around 8:23 p.m., (MDT), a trooper attempted to stop a 2013 Ford Taurus for speeding about a mile west of the Sidney exit. The vehicle failed to stop and a pursuit ensued.
The vehicle traveled eastbound on I-80 with speeds reaching 110 mph. Approximately six miles west of the I-76/I-80 split, the vehicle’s front left tire was flattened by a spike strip. The trooper then used a tactical maneuver to disable the vehicle, stopping it in the median about two miles from the I-76/I-80 junction.
The driver of the vehicle, Vorachit Luexayachack, (M), 40, Sergeant Bluff, Iowa, was taken into custody. A search of the vehicle led to the seizure of 58.6 lbs. of marijuana. The marijuana was located in four suitcases, in the trunk of the car.
Luexayachack was lodged in the Cheyenne County Jail on charges to include flight to avoid arrest, possession of marijuana with intent to deliver, willful reckless driving, driving under suspension, and speeding.
The Nebraska State Patrol was assisted by the Deuel County Sheriff’s Office.