A Boise man led police officers on a chase before he allegedly tried to hit an officer with his car before being caught.
Idaho State Police attempted to make a traffic stop near W. Franklin Road and S. Curtis Road around 1:06 p.m. Sunday after the driver made a wide turn and swerved in the lane. The driver, 38-year-old Joshua L. Riebau, then turned into an apartment complex parking lot and accelerated, according to ISP.
Riebau continued to lead officers on a chase down westbound Franklin Road when a Boise Police officer arrived to assist. The Boise Police officer went to use spike strips to slow Riebau's vehicle in the area of Franklin and S. Five Mile Road when he allegedly began driving toward the officer. The officer was forced to jump out of the way to avoid being hit by the car, according to ISP.
The spike strip slowed the vehicle and Riebau and a passenger exited the car and began to run, officials say. The passenger, 24-year-old Joseph M.A. Delguidice of Boise, was immediately apprehended.
Riebau was later located by a Boise Police K9, passed out in a pickup truck in a nearby parking lot, according to ISP. Police located a firearm near tire tracks made by Riebau's vehicle, according to police.
Riebau was booked into Ada County Jail on charges of aggravated assault, eluding a police officer, felon in possession of a firearm, possession of a controlled substance (meth, heroin and marijuana) possession of drug paraphernalia and resisting and obstructing officers.
Delguidice is charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, resisting and obstructing officers and possession of an open container of alcohol.