Friday, September 27, 2013

Traffic Stop Turns into Pursuit for ISP

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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: 09/28/13 at 12:10 a.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office

On September 27, 2013 at 5:28 PM, the Idaho State Police stopped a 2006 Pontiac G6 on US Highway 20 near milepost 316, just north of Ucon, for speeding. The driver, later identified as Kordell M. Stucki of Rigby, failed to cooperate with the officer's request for identification and fled the scene of the stop at a high rate of speed and in a reckless manner. Troopers pursued the vehicle as Stucki exited US20 into Ucon. Stucki fled east on 109 north into a residential area and pulled into a driveway in an attempt to hide from troopers. When Stucki was located by troopers, he tried leaving the driveway to flee back into the residential area. Fearing for the safety of the public created by Stucki's reckless driving actions, a trooper used a pursuit intervention technique to stop his vehicle. Stucki exited the vehicle and began verbally challenging the troopers where he was taken into custody. He was charged with Felony eluding and resisting arrest. ISP was assisted by the Bonneville County Sheriff's Office and the Ucon Police Department.