Homedale woman leads cops on chase that ends in Fruitland

This photo shows the vehicle that was involved in a high-speed chase with Payette County Sheriff’s deputies early Sunday morning. Deputies eventually had to spike the vehicle, as well as use a technique to block it in, then forcibly remove the driver by breaking the window.

A call to Payette County Dispatch to ask deputies to stop chasing her did not deter deputies from ultimately catching up with a Homedale woman during a chase early Sunday morning. Crystal Boggs, 39, is now in Payette County Jail facing multiple charges after fleeing a traffic stop for a suspected DUI, leading deputies from two agencies on a chase.

According to a news release from the Payette County Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday, the pursuit started in Canyon County at 12:12 a.m. Sunday, where Crystal Boggs, 39, was stopped by a Canyon County deputy for suspicion of driving under the influence.

Payette County deputies ended up assisting as the driver got closer to the county line, and during the pursuit the driver called Payette County dispatch asking officials to stop chasing her.

The chase didn’t last long — at 12:30 a.m. it came to an end, when deputies spiked her vehicle on U.S. Highway 95 in Fruitland, subsequently using a pursuit intervention technique to block her woman to keep the woman from escaping.

“Boggs was then removed from the vehicle after officials broke the drivers side window,” reads the release.

She was subsequently arrested, but taken to St. Lukes in Fruitland to be treated for minor cuts before being booked into jail.

Boggs faces charges of DUI and fleeing or attempting to elude a peace officer, a felony. She was also cited for failing to use a safety restraint and operating a motor vehicle without a valid drivers license.

It is not yet known how intoxicated Boggs was, as a blood draw was taken from her, according to Lt. Andy Creech, and the results were not yet available at press time.

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