Man arrested after allegedly stealing car, leading police on pursuit

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BINGHAM COUNTY — An Idaho Falls man is in custody after allegedly leading police on a pursuit in a stolen vehicle.

Bingham County Sheriff Craig Rowland says the Blackfoot Police Department received a call around 7:00 a.m. Friday from a woman stating someone had just stolen her vehicle.

The 2002 Nissan was parked in her driveway running when it was stolen.

Bingham County Sheriff deputies soon located the car and attempted to stop the driver but he did not pull over and went north on I-15, according to Rowland. He later left the freeway at exit 98.

Police spiked the vehicle but the pursuit continued for several miles until the driver entered Shelley and a pit maneuver was used by Idaho State Police.

The speeds of the vehicle were very low after three tires were spiked, according to Rowland.

The driver, Levi Jon Roberts, 34, was taken into custody and is also the suspect in a stolen vehicle that was recovered in Blackfoot earlier this morning.

Rowland says Roberts has been charged with felony eluding, felony possession of stolen vehicle and misdemeanor driving under the influence.

He has been booked in the Bingham County Jail without bond and may face additional charges.

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