Ada County Sheriff's deputies used spike strips to bring a speeding car to a stop Friday evening near the intersection of State Street and Eagle Road.
The incident began just before 7:30 p.m. when an Eagle Police patrol officer saw a white BMW driving erratically on Old State Street. The officer turned on his lights and tried to stop the car. Instead of pulling over, the driver of the BMW drove onto Highway 44 going east toward Boise.
The driver, later identified as Heidi Laursen, 46, of Boise, sped from the officer, reaching speeds above 100 miles per hour.
Because of the potential risk to other drivers on the road, officers called off the pursuit as the BMW drove down State Street near the intersection with Glenwood.
A short time later, officers spotted the car again, now driving west on State Street near Horseshoe Bend Road. The officers watched Laursen again speed and weave into oncoming traffic.
As the BMW continued west, placing numerous other uninvolved drivers at risk, officers activated their emergency lights and again tried to get Laursen to stop. She didn't.
Officers placed a spike strip near the intersection of State Street and Eagle Road. Laursen drove across the strip and lost control of the vehicle. She drove head-on into an SUV that was stopped at the intersection waiting to turn.
Police arrested Laursen without further incident. She had a minor injury to her knee and was transported to a local emergency room for treatment. There was no one else in the car. The two people in the SUV were not injured.
Because the incident involves a pursuit, Idaho State Police responded to investigate the crash. Garden City Police and Boise Police also assisted in the pursuit.
Laursen was booked into Ada County Jail. She was charged with misdemeanor DUI and eluding police, a felony.