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Man arrested after high-speed chase

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Ricky Wallace arrested

POCATELLO, Idaho (KIFI) - A local man is behind bars after leading officers on a high-speed chase.

Ricky Wallace is being held in the Bannock County Jail for an outstanding warrant after trying to flee from police.

Ricky Wallace

The Bannock County Prosecutor's Office says additional charges will be filed.

The chase started just after midnight when Fort Hall police tried to stop Wallace.

He sped away and reached speeds faster than 100 mph on I-15.

Police laid spike strips at the Pocatello Creek Road exit.

He got off the interstate and went all the way down Clark Street before losing control and crashing near the center street underpass.

Wallace tried to run from police, but they were able to tase him and arrest him.

He has had past run-ins with the law, including another time when he tried to run from police.


ORIGINAL: One man is in the Bannock County Jail Monday morning after leading officers on a high-speed chase.

Fort Fall Police say they tried to pull over 54 year old Ricky Wallace on an outstanding warrant at 12:05 am Monday morning.

He then tried to flee from the officers in a black Chevy Camaro.

The pursuit continued southbound on Interstate 15. Pocatello Police officers laid down spike strips at the Pocatello Creek Road exit.

Wallace hit the spikes, popping his tires, and then exited the interstate at Clark street. He drove west at a high rate of speed before crashing at the turn near the Center Street underpass.

Wallace then tried to run from police but they were able to tase him and stop him.

He was taken to the Bannock County Jail after being medically cleared by Paramedics.

The Fort Hall Police Department told Local News 8 that they would release more information on the pursuit later Monday Morning.

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Linda Larsen

Linda Larsen

Linda is an anchor and reporter for Local News 8 and KIDK Eyewitness News 3.

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