Police: Nampa driver charged with DUI after late-night chase in Meridian, Garden City

December 1, 2013 



A van fleeing police at speeds of up to 100 miles per hour overnight was stopped by a tire deflation device placed on Chinden Boulevard in Garden City, police said Sunday.

Marie Anne Autiello, a 45-year-old Nampa woman, was charged with felony eluding police. She was also charged with five misdemeanors: DUI, driving without a valid license, inattentive or careless driving, resisting or obstructing officers and littering.

The pursuit began at about 2:10 a.m. on Chinden Boulevard. Idaho State Police asked Garden City for assistance in stopping the fleeing motorist.

After hitting the stop sticks, the van came to a stop at 8100 block of Chinden Boulevard, near the U-Haul store just west of Glenwood Street.

The van's driver, later identified as Autiello, refused to follow commands by officers. She was apprehended by a police canine and suffered minor injuries, police say.

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