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Video shows shocking moment a Nebraska state trooper smashes a drunk driver with butt of his rifle after high speed chase

July 5, 2017  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Video shows shocking moment a Nebraska state trooper smashes a drunk driver with butt of his rifle after high speed chase

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The unexpected moment a Nebraska State Trooper hit a drunk man with the butt of his rifle after a high-speed pursuit that lasted an hour was caught on dashcam footage.

Brian Davis reportedly led police on a dangerous chase while driving a minivan up to 100mph last year.

Nebraska State Trooper Kyle Kuebler measured the vehicle being driven by Davis at 76 mph in a 55 mph zone just after 1 a.m.

Video from the incidents shows sparks flying from one of the tires on the van before it collided off the road.

Davis reportedly led authorities in Nebraska on a dangerous chase while driving a minivan and reaching speeds up to 100mph.

The Colorado native was ordered to get out of the car by Kuebler and Trooper Lindsey Bixby, who joined in about 20 minutes into the pursuit.

Davis was seen getting out of the vehicle and raised up his arms while the troopers ordered him to “get down on the ground.”

The troopers shouted that order multiple times, but Davis does not follow their command.

Bixby then goes up to Davis and knocks him down after he hit him in the head with the butt of his rifle.

Davis fell to the ground as one of the troopers wrestles with him to place handcuffs on him.

The Omaha World-Herald reported that Bixby was not honest about what happened during the incident that took place in March 2016.

The trooper, who was not terminated, testified under oath that he did not hit the man in the head.

As a result of the episode that was recorded on video, Governor Pete Ricketts verified that the Sioux County case and how it was managed was a factor in the termination of Patrol Superintendent Brad Rice.

Additionally, Ricketts also put six other cops on paid leave.

“On Thursday, the governor was fully briefed on the use of force in the video and the investigation,” spokesperson Taylor Gage said. “The use of force in the video is egregious.”

The dashcam footage has been investigated by the deputy Sioux County attorney who called it “shocking” and said the first strike “looked vicious.”

However, Bixby was not charged, as the prosecutor noted that there was no evidence that Davis had suffered from any injuries.

Bixby was not fired for the incident, but instead resigned from his posts months later

Bixby did resign from his position months later, but he could potentially be hired later by another agency.

Davis later pleaded no contest to reckless driving and attempt to operate a motor vehicle to evade arrest, both of which are misdemeanors.

Furthermore, a DUI charge was dismissed, and Davis was given two years of probation.

His criminal past in Colorado between 1999 to 2015 shows that he has been cited for over 20 misdemeanors or traffic violations.

Some of the charges include driving while impaired, careless driving, DUI, and driving without a license.

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