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Idaho Police Say Man Crashed 2 Cars In Chase

CULDESAC, Idaho (AP) - The Idaho State Police say a man wrecked one car and stole another while fleeing from police.

According to an Idaho State Police news release, the chase began Monday morning after troopers were asked to help locate a suicidal person and then spotted the man speeding on U.S. Highway 95 near Lewiston. Police say the man didn't pull over, but instead continued driving until he crashed near the town of Culdesac.

The police say that's when the driver took control of another woman's car and fled again, driving until he crashed into a ditch.

The Idaho State Police release says 19-year-old Sheldon Blancher Stamper was taken into custody and treated at a nearby hospital for minor injuries. It wasn't clear if anyone has been charged in connection with the chase.

      
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