Motorist Arrested After Report of Reckless Driving, Car Traveling in Median

BEATRICE – A report of a reckless driver Saturday afternoon in northern Gage County, ended with the arrest of the driver in north Beatrice.

22-year-old Simon Hauck was arrested for alleged reckless driving and driving under the influence of drugs.

Gage County law officers received a report of a reckless driver entering northern Gage County along U.S. Highway 77.  A black-colored vehicle was later observed driving in the median of the four-lane highway, with a rear tire missing.  Authorities said at one point, the vehicle nearly rolled, and had struck several road signs.

A Beatrice Police officer conducted a traffic stop on the car near U.S. 77 and Sargent Road.  The driver, Hauck, allegedly exhibited signs of drug impairment.  A Nebraska State Patrol trooper who is a drug recognition expert came to the scene and confirmed that the driver appeared to be under the influence of a depressant.

Hauck was arrested.  His appearance bond is set at $3,500, with an October 9th hearing scheduled in Gage County Court.  He was on probation, at the time of his arrest.

 

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