Dementia Patient Leads Police on Slow Chase | News
LEWISTON, ID - There were no injuries and no charges filed last night after an elderly dementia patient took a car from a care facility and led police on a short slow-speed pursuit along Snake River Avenue. According to the Lewiston Police Department, the 90-year-old man took the car of an employee at the Lewis-Clark Care Center in the 1600 block of 10th Avenue at about 9:15 p.m. The keys were in the vehicle, and it is unknown how the man was able to leave the facility.
The incident was reported to police, and a short time later they began to receive reports of a car matching the description driving erratically and "all over the road" heading south on Snake River Avenue. The man failed to stop for the flashing police lights initially, but did finally come to a stop near Hells Gate State Park. He was returned to the care facility without further incident.