Idaho man charged for high-speed chaseA 27-year-old Buhl, Idaho man was charged Thursday for allegedly leading police on a high-speed chase with a stolen vehicle Tuesday, authorities say.
A 27-year-old Buhl, Idaho man was charged Thursday for allegedly leading police on a high-speed chase with a stolen vehicle Tuesday, authorities say.
Terry D. Whited is charged with reckless endangerment since authorities say he was traveling at speeds of 100 mph during the chase. He is also charged with fleeing and driving under suspension, Billings County State’s Attorney Jay Brovold said.
His passenger, Jennifer M. Wavra of Twin Falls, Idaho was also arrested, but is expected to be released from the Southwest Multi County Correction Center today, Brovold.
“She is not being charged,” he said. “It was determined that she was not criminally involved. She was a passenger, I guess that’s all I can say.”
The vehicle, which was stolen from Idaho, was spotted by a Theodore Roosevelt National Park ranger, said Valerie Naylor, park superintendent.
The ranger ran the license plate because the vehicle was parked “inappropriately” in the park’s north unit, Naylor said.
However, Whited fled when he noticed the ranger, she added
The vehicle was spotted again in Billings County, authorities said.
Billings County Sheriff’s Deputy Jason Kastrow said Whited was traveling 100 mph on Highway 85.
Officers also used spike strips to stop the vehicle, but Whited maneuvered around them, Kastrow said.
“They were apprehended about 15 miles west of Highway 85 on Black Tail Road,” Sheriff Dave Jurgens said. “They slid off the road into the ditch.”
Nobody was hurt during the incident in which several agencies were involved, Kastrow said.
Nothing illegal was found in the vehicle, he added.
Jurgens said Whited likely fled authorities because the vehicle is stolen.
Officers are continuing to investigate, Jurgens added.
Whited is being held at the Southwest Multi County Correction Center.