A 65-year-old Iowa man was arrested in Omaha Thursday night following a high-speed pursuit that started in Dodge County.

The Nebraska State Patrol was contacted by the Dodge County Sheriff's Office shortly before 8:30 p.m. to assist in the pursuit of a minivan that had been driving recklessly.

The minivan traveled at speeds of more than 100 mph on Dodge Street in Omaha before slowing and colliding with another vehicle near 120th and Dodge streets.

The minivan eventually was stopped near 90th and Dodge streets.

The driver, Robert Basten of Zwingle, Iowa, was arrested for operating a vehicle to avoid arrest, willful reckless driving, speeding and leaving the scene of an accident. 

Dodge County Sheriff Steve Hespen said his office began receiving reports at around 7:45 p.m. about the speeding minivan. His office also received a report shortly after 8 p.m. that the van may have been involved in a gas drive-off in North Bend.

Deputies attempted to stop the van near U.S. highways 30 and 77 north of Fremont, but were unsuccessful. Hespen said deputies clocked the minivan at speeds of more than 100 mph.

Hespen said his office would be requesting a warrant for Basten for theft, flight to avoid arrest and other traffic offenses.

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