On January 25th, shortly before midnight, an Idaho Falls Police Officer was patrolling in the area of 17th street and Fife Avenue when the officer saw a vehicle driving east on 17th street with its headlights off. The officer caught up to the vehicle at the stoplight at 17th and S. Boulevard, where the vehicle ran a red light and nearly caused an accident in the intersection by turning in front of an oncoming vehicle.
The officer initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle. While the officer was walking up to the vehicle, the vehicle pulled away and fled at a high rate of speed. For safety reasons, the officer did not initiate a pursuit of the vehicle but called out a description of the vehicle and the license plate to other Idaho Falls Police Officers in the area. Multiple officers responding to the area witnessed the vehicle fleeing at a high rate of speed and running multiple stop signs.
Idaho Falls Police Officers located the vehicle near Garfield and Holmes approximately three minutes later. The driver and a passenger fled from the vehicle and attempted to hide from officers. Officers gave chase on foot and were able to locate both individuals. The driver was found hiding in the shadows of a residence on Holmes Ave. The passenger was found hiding in an alleyway nearby.
Chantel Borron, a 32-year-old Idaho Falls resident, admitted to driving the vehicle and was arrested for Felony Eluding in a Motor Vehicle.
Traci Lin Hall, a 49-year-old Idaho Falls resident, was found in possession of 42.4 grams of methamphetamine, 1.4 grams marijuana, and a pill identified as a Schedule II narcotic as well as various items of drug paraphernalia. Hall was arrested for Felony Drug Trafficking, Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance, Misdemeanor Resisting and Obstructing, Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana, Misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and an arrest warrant out of Bingham County.
Borron and Hall were transported to the Bonneville County Jail.