Driver arrested after hit and run, spitting on cop

LINCOLN, Neb. (Nebraska) – Soldiers from the Nebraska State Patrol arrested a Milford woman following a hit-and-run accident on Interstate 80 overnight.

Just before 12:00 on Saturday, NSP was notified of a hit and run accident that had occurred on Interstate 80 near mileage marker 391. The accident reportedly involved a sedan driving eastbound in the lanes westbound, resulting in a collision between a Ford Eco Sport and a semi. A few minutes later, a soldier spotted two other vehicles that appeared to have been involved in an accident near mileage 397.

The police officer identified one of those vehicles, a Kia Spectra, as the vehicle involved in the earlier crash. The policeman also noticed that the driver was in trouble. The driver was arrested as soldiers investigated both incidents, with assistance from Seward and Lancaster County Sheriff’s Deputies.

The Kia driver and Ford driver involved in the first crash were both transported to Bryan Health Center West Campus with minor injuries. While in the hospital, the driver of the Kia, identified as Heather Teschendorf, 34, of Milford, spat in the face of a soldier and was physically combative.

Following medical clearance, Teschendorf, was deposited in the Lancaster County Jail for driving under the influence, willful reckless driving, leaving the scene of an accident, assaulting a public safety officer with bodily fluids, failing to appear at a pretext and resistance to arrest.

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