Brady Man Arrested After Failing to Stop for NP Police

Jeffrey Kottwitz

Jeffrey Kottwitz

A 42-year old Brady man has been arrested after allegedly drove drunk and failed to stop for North Platte Police.

According to Officer Rodney Brown, an officer was patrolling the area of Jessie Road and Rodeo Road at around 11:00 p.m. on Tuesday, when they observed a red Ford F-350 pickup traveling west on Rodeo Road in excess of the posted 35 mph speed limit.

Another officer attempted to conduct a traffic stop on the vehicle.  Brown said as the officer attempted to stop the vehicle, the driver was swerving between lanes and failed to stop.

The vehicle, driven by Jeffrey Kottwitz, eventually came to a stop in the Casey’s parking lot, 2421 Rodeo Road.

Officers made contact with Kottwitz, who officers believed was under the influence of alcohol.

Following a DUI investigation, officers determined there was probable cause to arrest Kottwitz.

He’s been charged with 3rd offense DUI-over .15 (Class IIA Felony), flight to avoid arrest (Class I Misdemeanor), driving under suspension (Class III Misdemeanor), open alcohol container in vehicle (Class III Misdemeanor) and no proof of insurance (Infraction).

Kottwitz was jailed at the Lincoln County Detention Center.