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Idaho State Police Charge man suspected of causing crash on I-90

July 28, 2018

Idaho State Police have named the man suspected of intentionally causing crashes throughout Idaho and Washington, who was involved in a collision on I-90 near milepost 11.

According to Idaho State Police news release, Ian M. Bolstad, 24 of Newport rear ended a blue 2008 Subaru Outback driven by Ellen F. Brown, 57 of Coeur d’Alene Friday. Her vehicle was pushed into a construction zone and struck a post of an overhead traffic sign, ending up on top of a concrete barrier. Bolstad, who was driving a Toyota Tundra pickup came to rest in front of eastbound traffic, narrowing I-90 East to one lane for about three hours. Bolstad, Brown and her passenger Joelle E. Tanguay, 33 of Tumwater were transported to Kootenai Health and Brown was later transported to Sacred Heart Medical Center. They were all wearing seat belts.

Before the crash, ISP had received reports that a blue Toyota Tudra pick up, which was later identified as Bolstad’s vehicle, was driving erratically through Idaho, according to the news release. In an Instagram post, the ISP wrote that a driver, later identified as Bolstad, was suspect of intentionally causing several crashes in Idaho and Washington and that he may have been under the influence of drugs.

According to an Idaho State Police tweet, Bolstad has been charged with felony aggravated DUI, resisting and obstructing police and open container of alcohol and booked into the Kootenai County Jail. The investigation is still ongoing and more charges may be added at a later date.

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