PLATTSMOUTH – Plattsmouth police took two Nebraska City residents into custody Saturday after a car chase that approached 100 miles per hour on Highway 75.
Trace Schmitz, 22, and Bronwyn Bostwick, 21, were both arrested and taken to Cass County Jail Saturday morning. Both were involved in a car pursuit that began near Church Road on Highway 75 south of Plattsmouth.
A Cass County Sheriff’s Office deputy attempted to stop Schmitz and Bostwick in their silver 2007 Dodge Ram pickup at 9:34 a.m. for a traffic violation. The pickup ignored the deputy’s lights and continued traveling northbound on Highway 75.
The deputy said Schmitz and Bostwick passed other vehicles on the shoulder of the highway and accelerated to speeds near 100 mph. The deputy terminated the pursuit on Highway 75 near Wiles Road due to the larger volume of traffic by Plattsmouth.
CCSO deputies notified Plattsmouth police about the chase and requested their assistance in locating Schmitz and Bostwick. Police began searching for the pickup and located it in the 500 block of Oakmont Drive off of Chicago Avenue. Schmitz and Bostwick were inside the vehicle at the time. Police arrested them and transported them to jail.
CCSO deputies said a subsequent investigation into the incident revealed Schmitz and Bostwick had allegedly been driving erratically on Oakmont Drive. This caused another motorist to leave the roadway in order to avoid the pickup.
Schmitz was charged with flight to avoid arrest, willful reckless driving, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of controlled substance-marijuana. Bostwick was charged with false reporting, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of controlled substance-marijuana. Preliminary hearings for both people will be scheduled later this week.