Man flees police

An early-morning accident Thursday at County Roads 33 and 8 remains under investigation. Deputies from the Washington County Sheriff's Office, an officer from the Blair Police Department and Blair and Herman rescue responded to the one-vehicle accident around 4:30 a.m. According to law enforcement on scene, a passenger in the vehicle, which went into the cornfield, was transported to Memorial Community Hospital and Health System in Blair. Deputies and a helicopter were searching the area for the driver, who allegedly fled from the scene, the officer said. 

An Omaha man faces six charges after fleeing a traffic stop and crashing a vehicle north of Blair early Thursday morning.

Joshua P. Pintore, 29, is charged with theft by receiving stolen property-more than $5,000, a Class 2A felony; two counts of first-degree false imprisonment, a Class 3A felony; failure to stop and render aid, a Class 3A felony; resisting arrest-subsequent offense, a Class 3A felony; and flight to avoid arrest, a Class 4 felony.

Pintore was scheduled to appear in Washington County Court on Monday. His bond is set at $1 million, or 10 percent.

An arrest affidavit was not immediately available.

Washington County sheriff's deputies and Blair police were on the scene of a one-vehicle accident at approximately 4:30 a.m. Thursday at county roads 38 and 8. An SUV had entered a cornfield.

According to law enforcement at the scene, a passenger in the vehicle was transported to Memorial Community Hospital and Health System.

Deputies and a helicopter were searching the area for the driver, who allegedly fled from the scene, an officer said.

According to the sheriff's daily report, Pintore was found and detained in the 12800 block of County Road 10 just after 10 a.m. He was arrested by Blair police and transported to the Washington County Jail.

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