A federal jury in Boise convicted Michael Angelo Sapp, 40, on Friday, following a three-day trial.
Meridian police officers were alerted to an intoxicated driver who struck a pole at a drive-through at a McDonald’s restaurant at 195 E. Central Dr. The driver, later identified as Sapp, refused to pull over and led police on a chase.
Sapp drove in the wrong lane, ran several red lights and drove at speeds up to 90 mph, federal prosecutors said. Officers stopped him about five miles away and found more than 6 ounces of methamphetamine in his vehicle and a .380-caliber, semi-automatic pistol.
Sapp was previously convicted in Florida on charges of grand theft, burglary, fraud, trafficking in stolen property and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
Sentencing is set for Feb. 3 before Senior U.S. District Judge Edward J. Lodge. He faces from 10 years to life on the meth charge and up to 10 years on the weapons violation.