Friday, January 2, 2015

Traffic Stop leads to Pursuit

District 5 5205 South 5th Ave.
Pocatello, Idaho 83204-2299
(208) 236-6466 FAX: (208) 236-6068

For Immediate Release: 01/02/15 02:29 a.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office

On Thursday, January 1, 2014, at approximately 9:30 p.m., the Idaho State Police stopped a 2005 Cadillac Escalade, on US91 at Tyhee Road in Bannock County for failure to dim their headlights. The passenger, identified at Levi J. Timbana, 33, of Fort Hall took control of the vehicle from the driver, identified as Miqueline J. Blacksmith, 27, of Blackfoot and fled from the scene. Troopers initiated a pursuit of Timbana. A pursuit immobilization technique was performed to stop the vehicle. The pursuit ended at Hawthorne Road just north of Edmo Road. The troopers then placed both Timbana and Blacksmith into custody.

Timbana was charged with felony DUI, false information to a police officer, eluding, and driving without priveledges. Timbana also had a felony warrant. Blacksmith was charged with failure to purchase a drivers' license. Blacksmith also had a misdemeanor warrant. Both Timbana and Blacksmith were booked into the Bannock County Jail.

The Idaho State Police was assisted by Bannock County Sheriff's Office, Pocatello Police Department, and Fort Hall Police Department.

This is under investigation by the Idaho State Police.

DSP Initials KM / SG