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.
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.