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State troopers arrested a man Monday night following a chase on Interstate 80 and through parts of northwest Lincoln in which speeds exceeded 132 mph, a Nebraska State Patrol spokesman said Tuesday.

Just before 8 p.m., a trooper saw a Ford Mustang heading west on the interstate at 120 mph near the downtown exit and alerted another trooper on the interstate, spokesman Cody Thomas said in a news release.

That trooper pulled over and waited for the Mustang, then chased after it continued moving at roughly the same speed, Thomas said.

The Mustang then exited at Northwest 48th Street and continued north, reaching 132 mph in a 45 mph zone, so the trooper ended the chase out of concern for public safety, Thomas said.

The trooper later tracked the Mustang to a home off Northwest 45th Street, where it was parked out front, he said.

The trooper identified Holden Ludwig, 20, as the driver and took him to jail on suspicion of operating a motor vehicle to avoid arrest, willful reckless driving and speeding.

Ludwig has since been released from jail, according to jail records.

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Riley Johnson reports on local government in Lincoln.

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