A 25-year-old Boise man has been booked into the Ada County Jail on a number of charges, after Boise Police say he sped away from officers -– twice –- dragged an officer, and tried to ram a police car.
Around 2:30 a.m. Friday, officers made a lane-violation traffic stop on a vehicle near the 2600 block of S. Vista Ave.
An officer approached the vehicle and made contact with the driver, later identified as Rahim Reed, 25, of Boise. But then, according to police, the driver sped away.
As he did, the officer’s arm became stuck in the driver’s side area of the vehicle -- and the officer was dragged for about 15 to 20 yards, before he fell to the ground.
Additional officers attempted to follow the vehicle and an area search was conducted, but officers were unable to locate the suspect’s vehicle.
The officer who was dragged was treated at a local hospital for minor injuries.
Then, about 6:30 p.m. Saturday, officers were working on an unrelated investigation when they spotted Reed driving a white 1997 Honda Civic near Three Mile Creek Road.
Police caught up with Reed when he drove into a parking lot near the 7800 block of W. Overland Rd.
However, they were able to only speak briefly with the suspect before he reportedly sped away.
Due to Reed's previous actions and disregard for public and officer safety, officers used a patrol vehicle to initiate a PIT maneuver (pursuit intervention technique) to stop Reed’s vehicle.
Police say the man then tried to ram a patrol car, but remained boxed in. “Reed continued to resist arrest and officers had to forcibly remove him from the car and place him in handcuffs,” according to a BPD news release.
During a search of the vehicle, officers found marijuana, drug paraphernalia and a substance that tested presumptive positive for the presence of amphetamines, reports say.
The Honda Civic Reed was allegedly driving had been reported stolen.
Reed was booked into the Ada County Jail on felony charges of assault or battery upon certain personnel (police), two counts of attempting to elude a police officer in a motor vehicle, possession of a controlled substance, grand theft, and two counts of aggravated assault. He also faces misdemeanor charges of resisting officers, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia.