Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Traffic Pursuit Near Idaho Falls

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Idaho State Police
District 6 1540 Foote Dr.
Idaho Falls, Idaho 83402-1828
(208) 525-7377 FAX: (208) 525-7294

For Immediate Release: 09/10/2013 05:06 p.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office

On September 9, 2013, at approximately 1:30 p.m., Idaho State Police located a suspect vehicle from an attempt to locate for a welfare check on a subject that was issued earlier by Jefferson County. Troopers attempted to initiate a traffic stop with the vehicle on I15, near milepost 121, just north of Idaho Falls, ID.

Floyd Long, 44, of Idaho Falls, ID, was driving south on I15 in a 1997 Ford Expedition. Long failed to stop when officers activated their emergency lights and sirens. As Long approached milepost 113, spikes were deployed. Long struck the spikes and drove off the right shoulder, through an ITD fence where the vehicle became stuck on a ditch bank, near milepost 112. Long was taken in to custody.

Idaho State Police were assisted by Bonneville County Sheriff's Office, Idaho Falls Police Department, and Idaho Falls EMS.