Bryce A. Tremblay is being held in the Ada County Jail on a felony charge of eluding arrest after police say he led them on a short pursuit Sunday afternoon in East Boise that ended after officers drove a squad car into his pickup truck.
Police say they shot a foam bullet at the 38-year-old Tremblay and used a Taser to keep him from trying to get back inside his truck after the pursuit was over. Police found a handgun inside Tremblays truck after he was arrested, according to reports.
The incident began after police got a 911 call from an East Boise residence in Columbia Village around 5 p.m. Sunday about a domestic fight. When police arrived, they saw a man, later identified as Tremblay, driving away from the home in a pickup truck. Police quickly identified Tremblay as the man who broke the phone that was used to call police and kicked in a door at the home, so they tried to pull him over.
Police say Tremblay kept driving, going as fast as 70 mph through neighborhood streets, before slowing down on East Grand Forest Drive, near Idaho 21, to the point where an officer drove a car into the pickup to disable it a technique known as the PIT maneuver.
Police say Tremblay eventually got out of the truck and began yelling at officers, who were told by that time that he may have had a handgun with him. Police say Tremblay refused to give himself up and then tried to go back in the truck. Thats when police fired the 40 mm foam bullet, which didnt stop him. Thats when police fired the Taser, which did keep Tremblay from going inside, according to reports.
Tremblay was then arrested and booked into the jail. He is also charged with misdemeanor counts of resisting arrest, malicious injury to property, assault, and destruction of a telecommunication device.
The Boise Community Ombudsman office routinely audits the Boise Police departments use of less lethal force as part of their oversight mission, but this incident did not require an automatic review as Tremblay did not appear to be badly injured.