Man has a run-in with the law in Carter Lake

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May 9th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

An unidentified man fleeing from a traffic stop had a literal run-in with the law, Wednesday afternoon, in Carter Lake. The Omaha World-Herald reports the driver of a car fled from police during an attempted traffic stop at around 1:45-p.m., Wednesday. The man, who was driving a car with Nebraska plates, took off when a Carter Lake Police officer tried to stop him for speeding on Avenue Q into Shoreline Estates.

The vehicle went over curbs and tore through residential yards and streets. The chase ended when the vehicle collided with an SUV driven by Carter Lake Police Chief Shawn Kannedy, near the intersection with Avenue Q and Marina Court. The suspect jumped out of the car and leaped over a fence. Officers found the man lying on the ground near a house. He told police he ran from them because he didn’t have a driver’s license, but officials say he didn’t appear to have a record or any outstanding warrants.

Neither the suspect, nor Chief Kannedy were injured during the collision. Following the crash, the car skidded into a backup generator for the Carter Lake pump system, badly damaging the machine.