Deputies have vehicle used in Thursday chase

At about 8:30 p.m. Thursday, a Boundary County Sheriff’s deputy attempted to stop a 1999 Toyota 4Runner on Parker Canyon Road for a minor traffic violation.

The driver refused to stop, turned onto Katka Road and continued into the National Forest towards the Boulder Creek area. The vehicle’s speed was around 35 miles per hour for much of the initial portion of the pursuit.

Once it reached Forest Service Roads, it increased its speed in attempt to elude law enforcement. Several additional deputies, Bonners Ferry Police officers and U.S. Border Patrol agents responded to assist.

Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies were also available in the event that the vehicle continued into Montana.

At approximately 9 p.m., deputies lost sight of the vehicle. Remaining in the area, they eventually spotted the vehicle traveling on 20 Mile Road.

The vehicle continued to attempt to elude the deputies, taking numerous unmarked roads and old logging roads, going completely off of the roadway at times.

Law enforcement was able to see that the vehicle was operated by a male driver with a female passenger.

Deputies again lost sight of the vehicle at about 10:10 pm. At approximately 10:17 p.m., they located the vehicle along the roadway, unoccupied.

Attempts to find the driver and passenger were unsuccessful. The vehicle was seized and towed as evidence.

Deputies believe they have identified the driver of the 4Runner and charges will be sought once his identity is confirmed.