Authorities Looking For Reckless Driver
OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE: The Kootenai County Sheriff's Department is investigating a reckless driver that fled on foot in the area of Ramsey Road and State Highway 53.
Initial information indicates that a Sheriff's Deputy was monitoring speeds near the area of Ramsey Road and Garwood Road in the 40 mile per hour speed zone when a southbound vehicle, a blue 2005 Chevrolet Cavalier, traveling at 90 miles per hour passed the deputy. The suspect vehicle continued southbound on Ramsey Road until it ended up in the ditch on the northwest corner of the intersection of Ramsey Road and State Highway 53. According to witnesses, the driver, and only occupant fled the scene on foot in a northwesterly direction.
Deputies were unable to locate the driver who was described as a white male, 18-20 years of age, 5-08 to 6-00 tall and approximately 150 pounds with short dark hair. He was last seen wearing a white t-shirt and dark shorts.
The vehicle was impounded by the Sheriff's Department. It had fictitious license plates on it but the vehicle has not been reported stolen. The investigation is continuing.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the Sheriff's Department at 446-1300 for Deputy Leyk.
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