Fled on foot, jumped over fence, arrested on several charges
LINCOLN, Neb. -- Saturday morning an officer saw a driver of a 2014 white Mazda CX-5 SUV make several improper turns on South 27th Street near Lafayette.
Police say the officer then conducted a traffic stop with the SUV near 27th and Van Dorn Streets. The driver was identified as 48-year-old Kevin Goodie.
Goodie fled from his vehicle on foot, and the officer chased him into a backyard of a home in the 2800 block of Cedar Ave.
Police say that Goodie then jumped over a fence to get into the backyard and the officer proceeded to jump over the fence after him.
The release says the officer saw Goodie running at him with his hands over his head, and it was stated that the officer felt as though Goodie was going to assault him. The officer struggled with Goodie and the officer struck his head during the struggle.
Police say that Goodie was eventually taken into custody. The officer observed that Goodie appeared to be under the influence of alcohol, and the officer found an open beer bottle in the SUV.
The officer was transported by another to the hospital for treatment for a head injury and was determined that he had a concussion.
Goodie was transported to the hospital by ambulance after reporting he had a medical episode. The release says that officers tried to draw blood to test for his blood alcohol content, but Goodie refused. Police then drafted a search warrant which was granted and served to draw Goodie's blood and get it tested.
Police say that Goodie was cleared medically and transported to jail. Goodie was arrested for third-degree assault on a police officer, resisting arrest, DUI, chemical test refusal, open container, and improper turn.