High speed chase ends in Billings Co.Two Idaho residents were arrested in Billings County on Tuesday after avoiding spike strips and sending authorities on a 100 mph chase, according to the Billings County Sheriff’s Department.
Two Idaho residents were arrested in Billings County Tuesday after avoiding spike strips and sending authorities on a 100 mph chase, according to the Billings County Sheriff’s Department.
Names of the accused were not released Wednesday, but it was a male and female, said Deputy Jason Kastrow.
The incident began in the Juniper Campground at Theodore Roosevelt National Park North Unit, said Valerie Naylor, park superintendent.
“A ranger found the vehicle parked off the road in an inappropriate location, so he ran the vehicle registration and that’s when he found out the car was stolen,” Naylor said, adding the vehicle was from Idaho. “When the people realized that the ranger was watching them, they took off and the ranger followed them.”
The vehicle was later spotted on a country road in Billings County, Kastrow said.
“We traveled that road and found the vehicle and then they fled from us again and basically went south again on Highway 85 through the construction and everything, getting to Fairfield and turned and went west on Black Tail Road,” Kastrow said. “We did try to deploy spike strips in Fairfield but he hit the brakes and got around them and that’s why he turned onto Black Tail Road.”
The vehicle was traveling at about 100 mph on the highway and up to 80 mph on gravel, he added.
The vehicle traveled about 15 miles west on Black Tail Road when it lost control and went into the ditch, Kastrow said.
“Basically they gave themselves up,” he added.
The occupants weren’t armed and nobody was hurt, Kastrow said.
Nothing illegal was found and how much the stolen vehicle had been damaged is unclear, he said.
“There were a little bit of dents and stuff, but that could have been from the previous owner, so there’s no way of knowing that right now,” Kastrow said. “It did have a front left flat tire.”
Several agencies responded, he added.