Meridian driver who followed wife to Ada County Jail faces multiple charges

newsroom@idahostatesman.comFebruary 16, 2014 

When Jesse Ruybal's wife was taken by Meridian Police to the Ada County Jail on a warrant Sunday afternoon, he decided to follow the police car to the jail in Boise, Meridian Police Sgt. Eric Strolberg said.

But officers knew that Ruybal was driving without privileges, so they tried to pull him over on Interstate 84 near Ten Mile Road. That happened just before 5:30 p.m., according to Ada County Dispatch.

But the 38-year-old did not stop.

Numerous police officers were waiting for him at Franklin and Cole, just down the street from the Ada County Jail. He was cornered on Thunderbolt Drive, near all the car dealerships off of Franklin.

Strolberg said he surrendered without incident, though an officer did have to pull him by the arm out of the car.

Ruybal faces a long list of possible charges including: driving without privileges, eluding police, resisting and obstructing, and possession of marijuana.

Strolberg said Ruybal's wife is Kristina Fitts. She was booked into the jail on a misdemeanor contempt of court charge.

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