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Lincoln woman gets probation for driving wrong way down I-80 while fleeing from authorities


LINCOLN, Nebraska — A Lincoln woman has been given probation for a slow-speed chase down Interstate 80 earlier this year.

The Lincoln Journal reports ( ) 26-year-old Leahlia Beatty was sentenced Tuesday to two years of probation on charges of driving under the influence and operating a motor vehicle to avoid arrest. Her license was revoked for six months.

Authorities say they pulled over Beatty in February as she drove east in the westbound lanes of Interstate 80. The vehicle later did a U-turn and began heading west in the eastbound lanes.

The chase reached speeds of 40 mph. Beatty is accused of nearly hitting a Nebraska State Patrol trooper. Spiked stop strips flattened her car's tires and it soon went out of control, ending up in the ditch.

Information from: Lincoln Journal Star,

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