Post Falls man leads police on pursuit, reaching speeds up to 100 mph | North Idaho News Now

Courtesy: Shoshone County Sheriff's Office

A Post Falls man is now in jail after eluding police on a pursuit that reached speeds up to 100 mph near Mullan.

Shoshone County Deputies were dispatched just after 6 pm on Wednesday for an attempt to locate.

Mineral County in Mont. informed the sheriff's office that 37-year-old David Nelson was driving erratically west on I-90 near the Idaho/Montana state line.

While Montana deputies were trying to locate the suspect, Shoshone County deputies stationed on top of the state line bridge and near milepost 72. The suspect, driving a gold Chevy Trailblazer, was allegeldy traveling at a high rate of speed and swerving from lane to lane when he passed the Shoshone County Deputy on Lookout Pass.

Nelson continued west on I-90 as deputies chased him. According to a press release, he nearly collided with the parked patrol unit at MP72 and then continued driving into the shoulder area in a figure 8 pattern. The deputy then initiated a traffic stop and the SUV continued driving erratically, failing to yield.


The suspect then drove directly across the westbound lanes, through the turn-around break in the middle traffic barrier, and continued driving westbound in the eastbound lanes. The suspect vehicle continued, hitting speeds up to 70 mph while driving towards oncoming traffic, and nearly colliding with several cars and semi-trucks.

The suspect continued driving from MP72 to MP71 where he stopped, exited the vehicle, returned to the vehicle, and continued driving back towards Mont. on the correct side of I-90.

The suspect's vehicle continued failing to yield and again turned around at MP72 and continued westbound in the westbound lane with a deputy behind him hitting speeds up to 100 mph.

Near MP68, ISP conducted a successful pursuit intervention technique maneuver and the driver was taken into custody without further incident.

Nelson was charged with Felony-Attempt to Elude, Felony-Possession of Schedule 1 Narcotic, Felony-Aggravated Assault, Misdemeanor-DUI Drugs, and Misdemeanor-Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

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