Scott Stanton, 33, is charged with fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer and a assault or battery upon certain personnel.
Scott Stanton, 33, of Payette, woke up Sunday morning behind bars after leading law enforcement on a high-speed chase which took them across I-84 and through the streets of Boise before ending near Ann Morrison Park.
Idaho State Police received a report of an alleged hit and run on I-84 in Nampa. Witnesses told police the suspect sped off in a white Chevy pickup, which had no license plates and a dog in the back. Troopers spotted the truck traveling eastbound near Eagle Road and when they attempted to stop it, the driver sped off. Reaching speeds in excess of 90 mph, the driver led ISP to the Boise Connector and when he exited at River Street, Boise Police Department took over.
BPD spotted the truck near Vista Avenue and Rose Hill Street and followed it to southeast Boise. At the intersection of Bergeson Street and Apple Street, ISP re-joined the chase and said the suspect swerved toward multiple police vehicles in a threatening manner and taunted officers before leading them to Royal Boulevard and Lusk Street, near Ann Morrison Park, where the chase ended.
Stanton was booked into the Ada County Jail on felony charges of fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer and assault or battery upon certain personnel. Stanton will appear in Ada County Court on Monday, June 6.
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