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Man arrested after leading police on high speed chase | North Idaho News


A Dalton Gardens man was arrested at gunpoint Friday after he led police on a high speed pursuit through Bonner County.


The 40-year-old man, who’s name was not released, was driving southbound and attempted to overtake traffic in the northbound lane, but ended up crashing into sections of fencing.


An off-duty ISP detective was traveling home during the incident and encountered the man in her unmarked police vehicle. The officer attempted to conduct a traffic stop at the Westmond Store, but the man reversed at a high rate of speed and nearly hit her, according to police.


The chase continued and the motorist was stopped north of Athol. He was taken into custody while being held at gun point, according to the Coeur d’Alene Press.


It’s unclear why he was driving recklessly, but state police do not believe he was under the influence of alcohol or drugs.


He is charged with aggravated battery, a felony, misdemeanor counts of reckless driving, leaving the scene of a crash and failing to notify authorities of the crash, according to the press.

There were no injuries reported.

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