A short chase Thursday afternoon along Interstate 84 ended with the driver and a passenger jailed after a crash involving an Idaho State Police vehicle.
The ISP car collided with the other vehicle near the Boise Airport after a short chase that began when the driver failed to pull over for a traffic stop, ISP spokesman Tim Marsano said Friday. No details were available about how the collision happened. No one was injured, he said.
The driver, 27-year-old Melissa Wenberg of Caldwell, got out of her disabled car and ran, but was stopped and held a short distance away by two citizens, Marsano said.
Wenberg was booked into the Ada County Jail on a felony charge of fleeing an officer plus misdemeanor resisting or obstructing an officer and failure to have a valid driver’s license. One of Wenberg’s passengers, Brayden Glenn of Boise, was arrested at the scene on charges of felony drug possession, misdemeanor paraphernalia possession and probation violation.
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Marsano said the trooper tried to stop the car for traffic violations just before 4:30 p.m. along Interstate 84, near the Orchard Street exit. The car did not stop, and police followed it east along Wright Street — the road that runs just south of the interstate, north of the Boise Airport.
As of 4:55 p.m., that chase had ended in a crash near the U.S. Bank off of Airport Way and Vista Avenue, roughly a mile from where it started. Boise police assisted.
“The pursuit only took about two minutes,” Marsano said, adding that there was no danger to the public.