Sunday, August 22, 2010

Reckless Driver Caught

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Region 4 Patrol 218 West Yakima, Jerome, ID 83338-5904 (208) 324-6000
Fax (208) 324-7897
For further information, contact Capt. Robert Storm at (208) 324-6000 or (208) 736-3070

For Immediate Release: 08/22/2010 9:45 pm
Contact: Trooper Barrett

On August 22, 2010, at 5:33 pm, an Idaho State Police Trooper was conducting a traffic stop on US93 at mile post 36 when he witnessed a yellow Chevrolet Corvette drive past him at a high rate of speed. The vehicle description and direction of travel was broadcasted to all officers in that area. At 5:54 pm, a traffic complaint came into the dispatch center on a vehicle of the same description. It was reported traveling south on US93 at mile post 17. At the time of the traffic complaint, Idaho State Police had both the Impaired Driving Strike Team and Aggressive Driving Strike Team patrolling the area. At 5:56 pm, Trooper Barrett located the vehicle at mile post 7.5 and activated his radar, clocking the Corvette at 142 MPH. Trooper Barrett activated his lights and was able to stop the vehicle at mile post 5. James Penfold, 33 years old, from the United Kingdom, was arrested for reckless driving. Trooper Barrett was assisted by Trooper Gates and Trooper Coleman.