BOISE -- A Nampa man is in jail and a stolen pickup has been recovered after a dangerous car chase in southern Ada County Monday afternoon.
Around 1:10 p.m., an Ada County Sheriff's deputy was northbound on Eagle Road following a Toyota pickup with an Idaho license plate that is registered to a 1997 Buick Skylark. The deputy attempted to make a traffic stop on the truck as it turned east onto Victory Road.
However, the driver sped up and moved into the westbound lane, nearly colliding with oncoming traffic. The deputy followed the truck as the driver weaved in and out of traffic. The driver got on the right shoulder to pass other eastbound vehicles. The pickup then failed to stop for a red light at Victory and Cloverdale roads. The deputy ended the pursuit at that point due to public safety concerns.
The pickup was spotted a short time later in a culdesac near Chieftain Way and Longrifle.
A homeowner told deputies he saw a man get out of the driver's seat and woman exit the truck on the passenger side. Inside the truck deputies found a woman's driver's license and a receipt with the name Donald J. Wilson on it.
Wilson was spotted sitting outside a convenience store at Five Mile and Victory roads. The 33-year-old Nampa man was taken into custody. Detectives say the truck had been reported stolen out of Canyon County. The keys were found in Wilson's possession.
Wilson was booked into the Ada County Jail on felony charges of grand theft and eluding police. He is being held without bond and will be arraigned at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Police have identified the woman who was with Wilson. She is wanted for a parole violation. Authorities are still looking for her and she could face charges.