Driver arrested after 100 mph chase on I-84

NAMPA -- A 20-year-old Nampa man is behind bars after a high-speed chase that brought I-84 to a standstill between Nampa and Meridian Thursday afternoon.

The incident began in Nampa at about 1:20 p.m. when police tried to pull over a vehicle for not having license plates. Instead of stopping, the driver took off, leading a pursuit through the streets of Nampa, Idaho State Police spokesman Tim Marsano said.

Nampa Police say the fleeing driver crashed into another driver at the 16th Avenue overpass, then hit a parked car in the 500 block of 15th Avenue North. No one was hurt in those crashes.

The driver got onto the eastbound interstate at Nampa Boulevard, and the chase continued, with eight ISP patrol cars joining the pursuit.

The fleeing car reached speeds of more than 100 miles per hour, Marsano said. The chase came to an end near the Ten Mile Overpass. 

Police arrested 20-year-old Kevin White on charges of felony eluding, and several misdemeanors including leaving the scene of an accident. Investigators say White did not have a valid driver's license. He was booked into the Ada County Jail and is expected to make his first court appearance on Friday.

The three passengers in the car - two adults and one juvenile - were detained by police but later released.

The chase shut down the interstate for a time, causing major traffic jams and delays. 

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