High Speed Chase Begins With Officer Pinned Against Vehicle, Ends With Suspect in Hospital and Then Jail

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Jose Sanchez, 32, is charged with assault or battery upon certain personnel and eluding or fleeing police. - ADA COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE
  • Ada County Sheriff's Office
  • Jose Sanchez, 32, is charged with assault or battery upon certain personnel and eluding or fleeing police.
A high-speed pursuit, triggered when a suspect rammed his truck into a Boise Police vehicle, ended with the suspect in a Boise hospital and ultimately behind bars at the Ada County lockup.

The incident began just before 7 p.m. Thursday evening as Boise Police were making a traffic stop near Chinden Boulevard and Veterans Memorial Parkway. But when police approached the vehicle, the driver allegedly drove his truck straight at an officer and pinned the policeman between his vehicle and the car door.

That started a high-speed chase, with speeds topping 70 mph through downtown Boise's Front Street, Capitol Boulevard and Vista Avenue. Eventually, the suspect drove onto the eastbound Interstate 84 toward Elmore County. Idaho State Police said the truck rolled on the highway and the driver was ejected from the vehicle.  The suspect was taken to a Boise hospital for what appeared to be non-life threatening injuries. Additionally, the injured police officer was treated and released at a local hospital.

32-year-old Jose Sanchez of Boise was booked into the Ada County Jail on two felonies: assault or battery upon certain personnel, and eluding or fleeing police.