Man faces multiple charges after crashing at Idaho Falls Dealership

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Jermey Blake

Jeremy B. Blake | Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office

Idaho Falls police say 37-year-old Jeremy B. Blake of Shelley was arrested for seven misdemeanors in relation to the crash this morning at Teton Toyota.

He is charged with reckless driving, operating a vehicle without insurance, open container, driving without privileges, leaving the scene of an accident, obstructing an officer, providing false information and one felony of possession of drug paraphernalia.

Court documents say that on July 30 of this year, Blake was arrested for misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia, misdemeanor driving without privileges, and misdemeanor driving without privileges.

Hey was released to pre-trial services on August 1.

Original story

IDAHO FALLS — A man driving a car through the Teton Toyota parking lot Wednesday morning crashed into a car on display, and both vehicles ended up in a canal.

The incident happened shortly before 8 a.m. at 2252 W. Sunnyside Road.

Surveillance video obtained by EastIdahoNews.com shows the driver of a Nissan Altima driving through the lot toward a parked brand new 2016 Toyota Corolla valued at $21,000.

Witnesses say the driver did not slow down or try to brake as he smashed into the Corolla. Both vehicles then went up a small hill and landed in a canal full of water.

Bystanders pulled the man from the canal and witnesses say he said he thought he had fallen asleep on the interstate. He asked one person, “What city am I in?”

EMTs responded and took the man to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center.

Idaho Falls police are looking into what led up to the crash.

EastIdahoNews.com has a reporter on the scene, and we will update this story with new information as we receive it.

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