A man is behind bars in Elmore County after a high-speed chase in Pine.
The Elmore County Sheriff’s Office says a deputy pulled over a truck pulling a 25-foot trailer after it failed to maintain its lane. Investigators say when asked for identification the driver, Anthony Lyle Foster, handed over a driver’s license with a picture that was not of him. After checking with Elmore County Dispatch the deputy discovered the driver’s license was actually suspended. Investigators tell us when the deputy asked Foster to get out of the truck he took off at speeds of more than 80 miles an hour on the mountain roads headed towards Highway 20.
The Elmore County Sheriff’s Office tells 6 On Your Side that during the pursuit Foster tried to detach the trailer from the truck by swerving several times. The chase ended after he couldn’t make a turn on the Pine-Featherville Road near milepost four. That’s when investigators say Foster ran away from the truck and hid in a field of sagebrush. Officers soon found him and arrested him. He was taken to a Boise hospital and treated and released for injuries before being booked into the Elmore County Detention Center on a host of charges including felony eluding, possession of a stolen vehicle and possession of stolen property.
The sheriff’s office said there was also a female passenger in the truck at the time of the pursuit but did not release any further information about her.
Investigators say Foster has a lengthy criminal record and an active warrant out of Texas. The truck was also reported as stolen after officers checked with the registered owners.
The Elmore County Sheriff’s Office described this as a “very active case” and several agencies are involved including the Jerome Police Department and the Kern County Sheriff’s Office out of Bakersfield, California.