Monday, January 2, 2012

Idaho State Police Pursuit

On Monday, January 2 ,2012 at approximately 0700 hours Lewiston Police Department aired an attempt to locate for a suicidal subject. Idaho State Police Trooper Travis Hight located the vehicle southbound on US Highway 95 near milepost 308 traveling at a high rate of speed. Trooper Hight initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle which did not pull over. A pursuit was initiated continuing southbound. The vehicle was being driven in an erratic manner spending a considerable amount of time in the oncoming lane of travel. The driver crashed at milepost 286 on US 95. After the crash the subject was able to commandeer another vehicle from Elizabeth Braun of Nez Perce. The driver continued south on Highway 95. Idaho State Police Trooper Larsen used a spike strip near milepost 276 in an attempt to disable the vehicle, only the right rear tire was flattened. The driver continued south reaching milepost 272 where he lost control of the vehicle and crashed into the ditch. He was taken to Saint Mary�s Hospital in Cottonwood with minor injuries. The driver was identified as Sheldon Blancher Stamper of Clarkston. The investigation is ongoing. Assisting agencies were the Lewis County Sheriff's Department, Nez Perce Tribal Police Department, and the Nez Perce County Sheriff's Department.