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A female driver was arrested by police following a brief pursuit through Beatrice Sunday.

At around 10:30 a.m. Sunday Beatrice Police saw a gray car turn onto 19th Street from Grant Street and the driver's side rear door came open. The officer followed the car as it turned into an alley, then accelerated as it turned onto 20th Street. The vehicle eventually reached speeds of 60 mph and the officer activated his emergency lights and sirens. 

A pursuit followed, as the car drove through a yard and ran a stop sign, according to Gage County Court documents. The car left city limits on East Court Street and hit 90 mph. The pursuit was terminated less than a mile outside of town. 

The vehicle was located at a residence on Highway 77 and the driver was identified as 38-year-old Heidi L. Kopf by her own admission, court documents state. 

Her license was suspended as of June 2014 for failure to comply. She was arrested for flight to avoid arrest, willful reckless driving and driving under suspension.

Kopf's bond was set at $5,000 with a 10 percent deposit. Her next hearing is set for May 8. 



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