A teenage girl will be charged with felony counts of eluding arrest and grand theft for stealing a pickup truck early Tuesday morning and then leading deputies on a high-speed pursuit in south Ada County.
The girl was driving at speeds exceeding 100 mph before the pursuit ended on Ten Mile Road, near the Amity Road intersection, after she drove over road spikes.
The incident began around 4 a.m. when an Ada County Sheriff’s Office deputy saw a Ford F-150 going 65 mph in a 40 mph zone on Overland Road by the Maple Grove Road intersection.
The deputy turned on his emergency lights and attempted to pull the truck over when it took off west on Overland at a high rate of speed. The truck went through a red light at Five Mile Road and kept going west at speeds exceeding 100 mph.
The truck kept going west on Overland before it turned up Eagle Road and eventually went into a field off Franklin Road when the driver lost control as she was trying to turn.
She got the truck out of the field and kept driving, eventually going south on Ten Mile Road, where a deputy was able to deploy spike strips across the road.
Even with deflated tires, the girl kept driving south until the truck came to a stop on Ten Mile Road near Amity Road.
When deputies went to arrest the driver, they discovered four other girls in the truck, ranging in age from 9-to-15-years-old.
All five girls were taken into custody at that point. The case is still under investigation.