Idaho Falls Man Arrested After Failing To Stop For Officers


By Paul Johnson

Idaho Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) - Authorities had to use a spike strip to stop a vehicle north of Idaho Falls Tuesday afternoon. The Idaho State Police say that around 1:30 pm, they located a person driving a vehicle that they needed to stop for a welfare check. The request had been issued earlier by Jefferson County. Police located the vehicle on Interstate 15 near milepost 121.
Floyd Long, 44 of Idaho Falls was driving a 1997 Ford Expedition. Long did not stop when officers activated their emergency lights and sirens.
As Long approached milepost 113, spikes were deployed. Long struck the spikes and drove off the right shoulder, through an ITD fence where the vehicle became stuck on a ditch bank, near milepost 112. Long was taken in to custody.

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