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Car crashes into canal after early morning police chase in Idaho Falls

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IDAHO FALLS — Early Friday morning, after being chased by the police, a car drove into the canal near 14th Street and SW Bonneville Drive.

The incident started around 4 a.m. when an Idaho Falls Police officer witnessed a car driving recklessly on 17th Street. After attempting to pull them over, the car sped up and the officer ended the pursuit due to concerns about public safety.

Officers searched for the car and eventually found it crashed into the canal near Lowes. The driver was not in the car and was not found in the area. A witness told officers that they had seen a man running from the car after the crash.

Anyone with cameras around the area is being asked to check their footage for any sightings of the driver. He is described as a “thin Hispanic male with short dark hair, wearing a black t-shirt and dark pants.”

Anyone with relevant footage or other information is asked to call Idaho Falls Police Dispatch at (208) 529-1200 reference case number 2022-19349.

Information may also be reported anonymously through Idaho Falls – Bonneville County Crime Stoppers at www.ifcrime.org.

Tipsters who provide information through Crime Stoppers that leads to a successful arrest may be eligible for a cash reward.

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