Idaho State Police officers arrested Scott Stanton, 33, of Payette Saturday evening after he rammed into police cars and led law enforcement on a high-speed chase on Interstate 84 and through parts of Boise, ISP spokeswoman Teresa Baker said.
At about 3:35 p.m., ISP got a report of a hit-and-run on Interstate 84 in Nampa. Troopers found a pickup truck matching witness reports — a white Chevrolet with no license plates and a dog in the bed — heading east on I-84 near Eagle Road. But the pickup fled when officers tried to pull it over.
After a short chase reaching speeds of up to 90 miles per hour that continued onto the Connector, the pickup exited on the River Street offramp and officers stopped their pursuit.
Boise police later found Stanton’s pickup near Vista and Rose Hill; ISP caught back up with the pursuit near Bergeson and Apple. During the sprawling chase, Stanton allegedly swerved at multiple police vehicles and taunted the officers.
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Stanton finally stopped near Ann Morrison Park, at Royal and Lusk, after several attempts by police to stop his pickup with their own vehicles. He allegedly hit several other things during the chase, Baker said, including a tree and a gate.
Four police cars were damaged, and officers were being looked over at a local hospital but appeared to be uninjured, according to Baker.
Stanton was taken to the Ada County Jail, where he’s being held on charges of felony eluding and felony aggravated assault on law enforcement officers.