Man arrested after high-speed chase

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

A man remains in custody at the Elmore County Jail following a high-speed chase on Highway 20 on June 7.

The incident began after a county deputy on patrol in Pine stopped a truck pulling a 25-foot travel trailer for failing to maintain lane.

The deputy made contact with the driver, later identified as Anthony Lyle Foster, who noticed the driver's license picture didn't match his identity. The deputy conducted checks with a county dispatcher, who told the deputy that his license was suspended.

As the deputy approached the driver and asked him to step out of the vehicle, Foster sped away on mountain roads in Pine. The truck headed toward Highway 20 at speeds of up to 86 miles per hour.

During the pursuit, the driver tried several times to disengage the travel trailer by swerving at high speeds. The pursuit ended when the Foster failed to negotiate a corner on the Pine-Featherville road at milepost 4.

Foster then ran from the vehicle, leaving his female passenger in the truck, who was uninjured. Deputies arrived on scene to assist and found the suspect lying in a field of sagebrush and placed him into custody without incident.

He was taken by ground ambulance to St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise where he was treated and released before being transported to the Elmore County Jail. Foster is currently charged with felony eluding, possession of a stolen vehicle, possession of stolen property, possession of burglary tools, unlawful entry and driving without privileges.

Foster has a lengthy criminal history with an active warrant from Texas. Deputies also discovered that the truck and trailer Foster crashed were stolen and hadn't been reported until dispatchers started checking with the registered owners.

Deputies are working with several agencies, including the Jerome Police Department and Kern County Sheriff's Office in Bakersfield, Calif., and remains a very active case with several agencies involved.

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