Man arrested after leading police on high-speed chase through Meridian

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Posted: Friday, October 25, 2013 10:07 am | Updated: 10:20 am, Fri Oct 25, 2013.

Meridian Police arrested 47-year-old Roy Martinez Rojas of Nampa and charged him with felony eluding and driving under the influence after he lead officers on a high-speed chase early Friday morning.

Just before 3:30 a.m., someone called 911 to report a car driving the wrong way on Interstate 84, according to Meridian spokeswoman Natalie Podgorski.

A few minutes later, Meridian Police officers found the car driving east on Cherry Lane near Ten Mile Road without its lights on. Officers attempted to pull the car over, but the driver took off, Podgorski said.

At times, Rojas was going close to 100 mph as he led officers down Cherry Lane/Fairview Avenue, she said.

As officers followed Rojas down Fairview Avenue, they noticed the back tires on his car were flat. Meridian Police and the Ada County Sheriff’s Office attempted to deploy spike strips at Fairview Avenue and Records Way and Fairview Avenue and Milwaukee Street to stop Rojas but were unsuccessful.

An officer from the Boise Police Department was able to set up a third spike strip at Fairview and Mitchell Street, causing Rojas’ car to get a third flat tire. As Rojas tried to turn south on Cole Road he crashed into a curb.

After the crash, officers arrested Rojas’ without incident.

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