Friday, October 30, 2009

ISP pursuit ends with DUI arrest

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Region 3 Patrol 700 S. Stratford, Meridian 83642
(208) 846-7550
Fax (208) 846-7520

For Immediate Release: 10/30/2009
Contact: Sgt. Gordon Dye

On October 30, 2009, at approximately 5:04 p.m., Idaho State Police attempted to initiate a traffic stop eastbound on Interstate 84 near milepost 38 on a vehicle that was observed being driven in a manner indicating that the driver was intoxicated. The driver refused to stop, and continued travelling at low speeds - approximately 50-58 miles per hour- on the interstate. From the onset of the attempted stop, the driver did not endanger other motorists.

Idaho State Police officers were able to set up ahead of the vehicle, and successfully deployed a hollow spike system. The vehicle came to a stop on the right shoulder of the interstate, prior to the Meridian off ramp at exit 44.

The driver, James Maskers, 53 years old, of Boise, ID was taken into custody. Maskers was charged with felony DUI, resisting arrest, eluding an officer, and driving while suspended.

During this incident, a Meridian Police Department vehicle and an Idaho State Police vehicle collided in the westbound emergency lane on the shoulder by the median. There were no injuries from this collision.