On May 1, 2022 at about 2314 hours, a red BMW failed to yield to a Nez Perce County Deputy. The driver, a 17-year-old male, drove to speeds in excess of 70 MPH while he had a 15-year-old female in the vehicle with him. The driver turned his headlights off at one point during the pursuit, then drove across Southway Bridge into Washington. The pursuing Deputy ended the pursuit before reaching the State line.
The driver then drove across Clarkston, turned onto Highway 128, and came back into Idaho. A Deputy that was traveling northbound on Memorial Bridge noticed a vehicle exiting 128 and approaching 3rd Ave North at a very high rate of speed. When the vehicle passed the Deputy he turned around to try to initiate a stop. The vehicle was well ahead of him and shut its lights off just before 21st St. and Main St. The vehicle lost control and hit the curb on the southwest portion of 21st and Main. The occupants then got out of the vehicle and ran away. Both subjects were apprehended.
The driver of the BMW will be charged with; felony eluding, failing to register a vehicle, driving without privileges, failing to stop at the scene of a crime, and injury to a child.
The Nez Perce County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the Lewiston Police Department and the Nez Perce Tribal Police for their assistance in this matter.
There was a silver sedan, possibly a Prius, that may have witnessed the crash. We are asking the driver of that vehicle to contact Deputy McKenzie at the Sheriff’s Office to provide a statement of what they saw.