Saturday, June 4, 2016

Driver taken into custody after hit and run crash, pursuit.

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District 3 Patrol 700 S. Stratford Dr., Meridian 83642
(208) 846-7550
Fax (208) 846-7520

For Immediate Release: 6/4/2016 - 10:00 p.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office

On Saturday, June 4, 2016, at approximately 3:35 p.m., Idaho State Police received a report of a hit and run crash on Interstate 84 in Nampa. Witnesses provided a detailed description of the suspect vehicle, a white Chevrolet pickup with no license plates and a dog in the bed of the truck. Troopers located the vehicle driving eastbound on Interstate 84 near Eagle Road. A traffic stop was initiated on the vehicle, but the driver fled, reaching speeds of up to 90 miles per hour.

The pursuit continued onto Interstate 184 towards downtown Boise, but troopers discontinued when the suspect vehicle took the River Street exit. A short time later, Boise Police officers located the vehicle in the area of Vista Avenue and Rose Hill Street. Idaho State Police troopers rejoined the pursuit near the intersection of Bergeson Street and Apple Street in southeast Boise after the suspect swerved his vehicle at multiple police vehicles in a threatening manner and taunting the officers.

The pursuit ultimately came to an end at the intersection of Royal Boulevard and Lusk Street in Boise after multiple PIT maneuver attempts. The driver, Scott Stanton, age 33, of Payette, was taken into custody without further incident and booked on charges of felony eluding and aggravated assault on law enforcement officers. No one was injured in the incident.