As reported by Idaho News Channel 2, A 64-year-old Meridian man led officers on a high speed chase going west on 84. It started with an apparent altercation where Daniel Martinez got into a disagreement that then led into a full fledge argument that escalated to the point of Daniel Martinez, allegedly pointing a gun at the man and at his family, including five children. No shots were fired and it seems at that point Daniel Martinez, took off in his car. He was reported to police and Meridian Police officers saw him driving West on I-84.

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That is when Meridian Police tried to stop him but he refused and kept driving, at this point weaving in and out of traffic and speeding up to try and get away. As we all know this is far from the first car chase the Police have been involved in. Driving speeds during the chase got up to 110 miles per hour. Eventually Martinez crashed his car near Joplin Road and W. Syringa Ridge Drive. Even after the crash he would not listen to officers or cooperate at all. Police had to use a canine to get the man into custody.

Once he was finally in custody after the car crash and the dog, he was taken to the hospital to be looked over and treated. He did not undergo any serious injuries so he was quickly treated and booked into the Ada County Jail. Daniel Martinez has been charged with aggravated assault, fleeing an officer and five counts of injury to child.


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