Police cars damaged during high-speed pursuit with Nampa man

July 15, 2013 

— Officers who tried to stop a speeder early Monday morning found themselves in a chase when the 22-year-old driver took off.

The Nampa Police Department officers said they spotted Alex Cedillo driving fast and weaving through traffic on Caldwell Boulevard at 12:47 a.m. The man refused to pull over when officers attempted a traffic stop, police said.

The chase reached speeds of 75 mph in a 35 mph zone, police spokesman Tim Randall said. Pursuing officers tried several times to force the vehicle to stop by striking Cedillo's car, but were unable to halt it.

During the pursuit, Cedillo allegedly rammed several police cruisers with his car. Eventually, the driver crashed at the intersection of North Blue Stone Drive and Crystal Falls Avenue.

Police said that Cedillo’s blood alcohol level was twice the legal limit when he was arrested. The man was charged with felony eluding, aggravated assault, driving without privileges and having an open container of alcohol.

Four police cars were damaged in the chase. A parked car, street signs and a fence were also damaged.

Cedillo is being held in the Canyon County Jail without bond.

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