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Man arrested in Idaho after leading police on high-speed chase from Missoula

Posted at 6:26 PM, Aug 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-23 23:20:40-04


Update 8:20 p.m.- Authorities in Idaho County, Idaho, told MTN News the suspect crashed his vehicle after he ran over a spike strip placed by police.

A dispatcher said Idaho County officials would be releasing more information on the incident later.

The pursuit ended when the male crossed spike stripes and was stopped at mile marker 120 on Highway 12.

That’s just over 50 miles west of Lolo Pass.

MISSOULA – Numerous law enforcement agencies were involved in a high-speed chase with a suspect that started Thursday afternoon in downtown Missoula and is now in Idaho.

Missoula County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Brenda Bassett says that the suspect in Thursday’s high-speed chase is from Washington state.

Bassett says the suspect, who has not yet been identified, was wanted for a probation violation out of Washington.

The suspect was pulled over in a traffic stop at the intersection of Front Street and Higgins Avenue in downtown Missoula at around 3:30 p.m. Thursday.

Bassett says city and county officials have ended their pursuit, since the suspect crossed into Idaho. The Idaho State Police have continued the pursuit on Highway 12.

Story by Melissa Rafferty, MTN News