High-Speed Chase Damages Light Poles, Planters, Building

High-Speed Chase Damages Light Poles, Planters, Building

9:16 pm | Downtown Lewiston

LEWISTON, ID – A man driving nearly 100 miles per hour hit a light pole in downtown Lewiston and came away unhurt. 

A press release from the LPD says Washington State Patrol Troopers were chasing 22-year-old Lewiston man Nathaniel McCarley in Clarkston at about 9:16 last night.  They gave up the chase when he sped up and it became unsafe.  McCarley then crossed the blue bridge into Lewiston.  He lost control of his Subaru in the 200 block of Main Street, hit a light pole in the 300 block, hit a concrete planter and street sign, continued east on the sidewalk and hit a parked car in a parking lot.  That’s when he spun sideways and hit a building, wedging his car between it and a light pole. 

The press release says he admitted to eluding the WSP Trooper.  Officers took him into custody and booked him into the Nez Perce County Jail for Reckless Driving and Felony Eluding.

Main Street was shut down between 3rd Street and 5th Street for about 90 minutes while Avista and the traffic and street departments cleaned up the mess.

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