A Wyoming Drunk Driver Leads a 2-State Police Chase
On Monday, October 21, a Wyoming drunk driver fled highway police and was arrested by Idaho State Police after crossing the state border. The alleged suspect crossed the state line, crashed his vehicle, and attempted to flee on foot.
Andrew Thompson, 34, of Powell, Wyoming, is now facing numerous charges in Idaho after running away from Wyoming law enforcement Monday evening. He faces charges of battery on an officer, driving while intoxicated and fleeing the scene of a crash. These charges do not include what he might face in Wyoming.
The suspect is being accused of leaving Wyoming Highway Patrol on U.S. Highway 25 right before entering Idaho around 5 p.m. Wyoming officers stopped chasing Thompson after he crossed the state border, notifying Idaho State Police of the situation.
According to Idaho State Police, this Wyoming drunk driver didn’t get very far before crashing his 1997 Plymouth sedan and continuing to run on foot.
Luckily, Idaho State Police were able to locate the man with the help of the Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office.
Charges are still pending by the Wyoming Highway Patrol.
No other injuries have been reported at this time. The crash is still under investigation.
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