A 26-year-old Boise woman is being held in the Ada County Jail on a $30,000 bond after she led deputies on a short vehicle pursuit Monday night that ended when a deputy collided with her car on the Interstate 84 on-ramp at Cole Road.
Choleigh D. Jones is charged with felony counts of possession of a controlled substance, grand theft, fleeing a police officer in a motor vehicle, and introducing contraband into a correctional facility.
The incident began just after 8:30 p.m. Monday when a patrol deputy noticed a green 2003 Volkswagen at the Overland Road/S. Vinnell Way intersection had stolen license plates.
The deputy watched the car pull into a nearby fast food restaurant and followed it into the parking lot, where he turned on his overhead lights and attempted to pull the car over.
The driver of the Jetta, later identified as Jones, took off.
The deputy followed the car until Jones slowed down enough at the I-84/Cole Road on-ramp for him to do a PIT maneuver, where the patrol car strikes the side of the other car and causes it to abruptly move sideways and stop.
Deputies then saw Jones throw a plastic bag out the window as they were approaching the car. That bag was full of a white crystal substance later determined to be over 20 grams of methamphetamine. Deputies also found packaging materials, a digital scale, and a pipe inside the car.
When Jones was being booked into the Ada County Jail, deputies found several plastic bags she tried to conceal in her clothes, which held small amounts of marijuana, methamphetamine, and cocaine.
Jones has a preliminary hearing on the charges set for Dec. 5.