Wednesday, March 11, 2015

ISP arrests driver after pursuit and crash

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Teresa Baker
Public Information Officer
Headquarters 700 S. Stratford Dr., Meridian 83642
(208) 884-7122
Fax (208) 884-7087

For Immediate Release: 3/11/15 at 5:38 p.m.

Idaho State Police arrested Misty L. Prestwich, 28, of Idaho Falls for Felony Eluding an Officer, Aggravated Battery on a Law Enforcement Officer, and two misdemeanor warrants from Ada County. Prestwich led ISP and officers from a number of other agencies on a series of pursuits covering 133 miles after a trooper initially attempted to stop the black 1997 Dodge Neon Prestwich was driving for speeding on I-15 at milepost 96 near Blackfoot at approximately 1:45 p.m. Tuesday afternoon. The pursuit was called off for safety reasons at times when Prestwich reached speeds of up to 120 mph. The pursuit ended on westbound I-84 at milepost 177 in Jerome County when Prestwich swerved toward a trooper and a sheriff deputy's patrol cars, lost control of her vehicle, rolled and crashed.

Prestwich was transported to the St. Luke's Magic Valley Regional Medical Center in Twin Falls. She has since been released and was booked into the Jerome County Jail.