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A North Platte man was put in jail Friday morning after a Lincoln County Sheriff's Deputy chased him from Hershey to North Platte shortly after midnight.

At 19 minutes after midnight, a deputy working extra hours under the "You Drink You Drive You Lose" grant program, saw an eastbound vehicle on U.S. Highway 30 travel through Hershey at a high rate of speed, according to a sheriff's statement.

The deputy clocked the vehicle in excess of 80 miles-per-hour in the 45 mph zone through Hershey.

The deputy tried to stop the vehicle, but it only slowed down, continuing east with the deputy in pursuit all the way to North Platte. The vehicle turned south on Buffalo Bill Avenue, running a red light, then turned west on Second and then onto Elder, eventually stopping at a house, the sheriff said.

At the house, deputies made contact with the driver, Scott B. Trueblood, 28, of North Platte.

Trueblood appeared to be under the influence of alcohol, the sheriff said. He was examined and found to be impaired. He was arrested and given a breath test, which showed his alcohol content was nearly twice the legal limit, the statement said.

Trueblood was jailed. He is charged with his third offense of driving while intoxicated, which makes it a felony. He is also charged with operating a motor vehicle to avoid arrest, and a host of other traffic violations.

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The North Platte Bulletin - Published 8/29/2014
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