High speed chase ends in Downtown Lewiston | Crime
A 25-year-old Peck man was taken into custody early this afternoon following a high-speed pursuit that started east of Lewiston and ended in downtown Lewiston. Speeds during the pursuit reached over 100 mph.
According to the Nez Perce County Sheriff's Office, Jeffrey McKeever was booked into the Nez Perce County Jail on charges of felony eluding, possession of a stolen vehicle, possession of drug paraphernalia with intent to use, driving while suspended, and an outstanding warrant through Nez Perce County.
At about 12:05 this afternoon, a deputy was responding for a report of a stolen car in Peck. While he was responding, he located a car matching the description at the Spalding Interchange. The deputy turned around to confirm it was the vehicle in question. "Before the Deputy could activate his emergency lights the vehicle began driving at a high rate of speed, weaving in and out if traffic, and driving recklessly," according to a press release.
The deputy initiated a pursuit near milepost 306 that was later terminated at the Lewiston city limits due to extreme public safety risk. Another deputy and a Lewiston Police Department officer were waiting near 18th and Main Streets and watched the car pass by. "They attempted to stop the vehicle in the 1700 block of Main Street. The vehicle continued to the 1400 block of Main Street where it stopped and the driver was taken into custody without incident," the sheriff's office said, adding that they "would like to thank the witnesses that stopped and spoke with Officers and Deputies at the completion of this event."