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Police: Ammon man arrested after vehicle pursuit

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Posted at 1:00 PM, Sep 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-21 15:00:52-04

MERIDIAN, Idaho — An Ammon, Idaho man is in the Ada County Jail after a vehicle chase in Meridian Monday morning.

Jacob Miller, 24, was arrested by Meridian Police for one count felony Attempting to Flee or Elude a Police Officer and one count misdemeanor Domestic Battery.

A news release from Meridian Police said Miller also had one felony probation violation warrant from the Department of Corrections.

The release said around 9:13 a.m. Monday, Meridian officers responded to a call for domestic violence in progress, outside a business near the Eagle and Overland intersection. The call came from a witness, who saw Miller and the victim drive away from the scene "in a vehicle described as a red Mitsubishi."

Officers saw the described car going north on Locust Grove and Ustick Road, according to the news release. When officers tried to make a traffic stop, Miller did not yield and reached speeds between 65 and 85 miles per hour, heading east toward Eagle Road.

Meridian officers were able to deploy spike strips, slowing Miller down to 35 miles per hour. He continued driving towards Meridian Road and Chinden Blvd., where officers executed a successful Pursuit Intervention Technique (PIT), according to the release.

Police say Miller was quickly apprehended and taken to the Ada County Jail. The female victim was released.