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STANTON — A Norfolk man on a stolen motorcycle faces a list of charges, including driving while intoxicated, following a pursuit early Saturday morning.

Jesse Prather, 30, of Norfolk and was taken to Faith Regional Health Services by Hoskins/Woodland Park Rescue for treatment of injuries received in the crash.

Prather now faces charges of speeding, willful reckless driving, operating a motor vehicle to avoid arrest, driving during suspension, driving while intoxicated-second offense, no motorcycle license and theft by receiving for possession of the stolen motorcycle, said Stanton County Sheriff Mike Unger.

Unger said the Stanton County Sheriff’s Office observed a speeding motorcycle traveling north on Highway 35 near Woodland Park at about 2:15 a.m. Saturday.

When emergency lights were activated to stop the motorcycle, the lone operator accelerated to high speeds and fled north on Highway 35 and then quickly turned eastbound onto 844th Road and continued east at high speeds before the motorcycle left the roadway and crashed into the north ditch, two miles east of Highway 35, Unger said.

The driver was located and detained about 100 yards from the crashed Harley Davidson. The motorcycle was found to have been reported stolen July 12 from Norfolk, the sheriff said.

Prather has eight prior driving during suspension convictions. The motorcycle was severely damaged.

In other news

Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy Director Jim Macy announced Wednesday that the state is awarding more than $2.6 million in rebates to schools across Nebraska to aid in the replacement of older diesel school buses.

In remembrance of Lacey Anderson, a car and motorcycle run is scheduled to take place on Saturday, Aug. 24.

SOUTH SIOUX CITY — Investigators with the Nebraska State Patrol and the Dakota County Sheriff’s Office, working with the U.S. Marshals Service violent offender task force, have arrested a man suspected of an armed robbery in South Sioux City early this month.

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — The Sioux City airport must close several times in the next month because of a runway construction project.

STANTON — The Stanton County Sheriff’s Office has recovered a stolen Yamaha ATV that was taken earlier this month from a rural location between Stanton and Pilger.

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