ISP Involved in a Pursuit in Lewiston Area
On December 27, 2019, at 12:25 a.m., the Idaho State Police was involved in a pursuit in the Lewiston area of US95 after attempting to perform a traffic stop of a Red 1998 Dodge Dakota. The suspect, Nathan D. Mclay, 37, of Lewiston, was driving towards Lewiston from the Clearwater Casino on northbound US95. Mclay initially stopped for the Trooper on US95 near Hatwai Bypass Road but drove away after the Trooper approached the pickup on foot. The Trooper returned to his vehicle and initiated a pursuit. A second Trooper deployed spike strips near the intersection of US12 and State Highway 128 before the pickup crossed Memorial Bridge. Three tires on the pickup were deflated by the spikes. The Trooper pursuing the pickup went off the roadway to avoid the spike strip and struck a sign. Mclay turned his headlights off as he crossed Memorial Bridge in an attempt to elude law enforcement. The original Trooper maintained sight of the pickup and continued to pursue westbound on Main Street until Mclay failed to negotiate the corner going onto D Street and struck the cinderblock wall of Hank Gosnell's Transmission & Auto Repair. Mclay was transported to St. Joseph Regional Medical Center for evaluation before he was booked into the Nez Perce County Jail for Felony Eluding, Resist and Obstruction, Suspended License and Failure to wear a seatbelt.