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One man arrested after police pursuit

An Idaho Falls man was arrested after leading deputies and police on a pursuit through city streets Tuesday afternoon.

Just after 4 pm on Tuesday, the Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office says they attempted to stop a Green Ford Expedition due to the male driver having an Idaho Department of Corrections Parole Warrant. “The deputy attempted the traffic stop near First Street and Woodruff. The vehicle failed to stop and went west bound on First Street and turned South into the residential areas. The deputy followed for a short time and discontinued.”

The Sheriff’s Office says in a release “Multiple Idaho Falls City and Bonneville County police vehicles were in the area and observed the Expedition cross different intersections. At one point it was south bound on Lee. Another officer had seen the vehicle turn onto Hartert drive.”

A deputy was able to throw out spike strips and deflate the passenger side rear tire.

As the suspect’s SUV turned West onto Sunnyside, the vehicle lost traction at Sunnyside and Park Road.

“The Expedition hit a Patrol car as it drove Northeast, then crossed the sidewalk and grass to go Eastbound onto Sunnyside. A Bonneville County Deputy forced the vehicle off of the Road and into a fence.”

Police say the driver tried to get away by climbing out the passenger window.

He was detained by officers. Thirty-one-year-old Ramiro Meza Jr. had an Idaho Department of Corrections Parole violation warrant with no bond. He was transported to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center to be medically cleared, before being booked into the Bonneville County Jail. He will also be charged with Eluding.

There was also a 17 year old male that was a passenger in the vehicle. He was placed in custody at the scene, and later released to his mother.

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