Thursday, April 1, 2021

UPDATE: Arrest follows Injury Crash on I90 in Post Falls, Idaho

IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer

District 1 Patrol 615 West Wilbur Ave. Coeur d'Alene, ID 83815
(208) 209-8620

For Immediate Release: 04/01/2021 1:40 pm
Please direct questions to the District Office

Update: Troopers arrested the driver of the Dodge Ram. He was booked into the Kootenai County Jail on the following charges:

Arrested: Roger A. Farrell, 74, Kalispell, MT
Charged: Aggravated DUI (F) 2 counts
Weapon - Carry concealed while under the influence (m)

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On March 31st, 2021 at 12:18 am, the Idaho State Police responded to an injury crash westbound I90 at milepost 5, in Post Falls, Idaho. A blue 2006 Dodge Ram driven by Roger Farrell, 74, of Kalispell, Montana entered the eastbound lanes of travel heading westbound. A Post Falls Police officer witnessed the vehicle travelling the wrong way and attempted to stop the vehicle but was unsuccessful. Farrell continued west in the eastbound lanes where he then collided with a blue 2019 Kia Sportage driven by Frederick Ley, 25, of Seattle, Washington. Ley's passenger; Monica Mohn, 61, of Coeur d'Alene; was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected from the vehicle. Both Fey and Mohn were transported to Kootenai Medical Center. The road was blocked for approximately 3 hours. Alcohol is believed to be a factor. The investigation is continuing.