Nampa residents Tabitha Wilson, 33, and Noel Crispin, 20, face felony charges of eluding an officer and drug possession after a high speed chase from west Meridian to east Nampa late Tuesday night, police said.
Crispin was reportedly wearing gloves and had a bandana across his face when he was apprehended, Meridian Police Lt. Mike De St. Germain said, but police haven't received any reports of a robbery or burglary that happened around that time.
A Meridian police officer pulled the pair over about 11:35 p.m. on Ocean Avenue near Forecast Street after the car, driven by Wilson, was spotted driving down the center turn lane, De St. Germain said.
The officer took Wilson's license and registration back to his patrol car to check on them, and the car sped away, getting on Interstate 84 at Ten Mile Road and heading west at speeds nearing 100 mph, De St. Germain said. The officer, who determined Wilson had outstanding misdemeanor warrants out of Nampa, pursued the car, which exited at Nampa's Garrity Boulevard about three minutes later, he said. Traffic on I-84 was very light during the pursuit, he said.
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The Meridian officer performed a PIT (Precision Immobilization Technique) maneuver to force the fleeing vehicle to abruptly turn sideways, causing the driver to lose control and stop, De St. Germain said. No one was injured, he said.
Wilson fled on foot but was captured a short distance away, he said. Both Wilson and Crispin were taken into custody, he said. Wilson remained in the Canyon County jail Wednesday evening.