Driver arrested after leading police on high speed pursuit through four Idaho counties

August 21, 2018

A driver was taken into custody after leading multiple law enforcement agencies on a high speed pursuit for 88 miles through four counties, according to an Elmore County Sheriff’s Office press release.

Elmore County Sheriff’s dispatch received a traffic complaint Saturday just before 3 p.m. from Ada County Sheriff’s Office about a Maroon Nissan Armada that was seen traveling at 120 mph and passing vehicles on the right shoulder as it drove on I-84.

Multiple emergency calls came after the report, but the vehicle was not being pursued by law enforcement at the time, as deputies were unable to safely pursue.

Near mile post 88, Elmore County deputies observed the Armada accelerating to 110 mph and passing vehicles on the right shoulder. Elmore County deputies activated their red and blue emergency lights and pursued the vehicle, which police say reached speeds over 120 mph. Police say the vehicle’s speed never dropped below 100 mph.

The pursuit went through Gooding County and ended in Jerome County near mile post 166, after a set of spike strips flattened three of the four tires.

The driver of the vehicle, who was not named in the press release, was taken into custody and faces felony charges in at least three counties.

The pursuit involved Elmore County Sheriff’s Office, Gooding County Sheriff’s Office, Gooding Police Department, Jerome County Sheriff’s Office, Jerome Police Department and Idaho State Police.

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