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Twin Falls man changes plea in high speed chase

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By Benito Baeza

Twin Falls, Idaho - Joshua Grimes, 36 changed his plea to guilty after he led Twin Falls Sheriff's Deputies on a high speed chase east of Twin Falls; according to the prosecution, Grimes was initially pulled over for a simple speeding infraction.

The prosecution said that when the officer approached his vehicle he speed off, beginning the pursuit.

Grimes lead officers on 20 minute chase on county roads near Twin Falls, down to Kimberly and then back to Twin Falls; at some points driving at speeds exceeding 100 miles per hour, even going air bourn running stop signs.

Police then laid out a spike strip here near D and B Supply, but Grimes stopped before running over them; when arrested he blew a point 2.0 blood alcohol level, making it his 4th DUI.

Grimes said he admitted he was an alcoholic, however at the time of the crime he didn't.

5th District Judge Richard Bevan sentenced grimes to 5 years fixed term, with 5 years indeterminate for the DUI and a 5 years fixed term for eluding police; however, Judge Bevan retained jurisdiction.

Grimes will have to pay court cost and his license will be suspended.


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