Shots fired at ISP trooper during Minidoka County pursuit

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(KMVT/KSVT) — Idaho State Police arrested a 25-year-old man accused of firing shots from a vehicle following an attempted traffic stop in Minidoka County.

ISP arrested Cody L. Hinerman, and briefly detained and interviewed two other male passengers.

At about 12:25 a.m., an ISP trooper attempted to stop a Ford Mustang for a number of traffic violations near 300 South and 300 West in Minidoka County, when the car drove off toward Rupert.

During the pursuit, ISP said gun shots were fired from the Mustang. Neither the trooper nor his police vehicle were stuck by the shots. According to the ISP new release, the trooper maneuvered the Mustang to a stop at about 12:33 a.m. ISP Capt. Ismael Gonzales said they use a technique called the pit maneuver.

"When a vehicle's in front of us and we can get into the position, we can just barely tap the rear end on either side, get them to lose control," Gonzales said. "Basically, we're just trying to rotate the center of gravity is what we're trying to do and get that vehicle to rotate."

Cassia County Sheriff’s Office investigates the shooting portion of the incident, and Rupert Police Department investigate the “crash” portion of the incident.

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