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NHP pursues dump truck on I-15

Posted at 11:27 AM, Oct 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-11 18:58:56-04
The Nevada Highway Patrol pursued a dump truck on Interstate 15 around 6:30 a.m. Tuesday.
The pursuit lasted about five minutes, with three patrol vehicles following the truck. The driver of the truck eventually pulled over near the Lake Mead Boulevard exit.
NHP says they received several calls about a reckless driver on the I-15.  The first 911 call came in near Overton, and several more calls came in, until troopers were finally able to pull over the driver.  They conducted tests, and tell 13 Action News the driver appeared to be tired, but not intoxicated. 
NHP says they receive reckless driving calls all the time, especially on highly-traveled roadways like the I-15, but they said it's not very often that they are actually able to get the driver off the road. 
"It's hard to catch those people," says Jason Buratczuk with Nevada Highway Patrol.  "If we're coming from 5 miles away, and they're going 65 miles an hour, then by the time we catch up, they're already in a completely different location." 
Officials are requiring the driver to remain off the road for 10 hours.
If you see a reckless driver on the road, dial *NHP, or 911.  Drivers are exempt from the cell phone law at that point since it is considered an emergency.