speed chase results in arrest
A Grangeville man is in the Idaho County jail after reportedly leading officers on a high-speed chase that ended in a crash near Cottonwood Saturday, Feb. 4.
Wayne Pollan, 21, was treated at St. Mary’s Hospital for a broken angle and lacerations according to Cottonwood Police Chief Terry Cochran. He was then transported to the county jail where he is being held on a felony eluding charge as well as misdemeanor driving under the influence and reckless driving.
Cochran said he attempted to stop Pollan about 11:30 p.m. Saturday when he clocked Pollan allegedly driving 99 mph northbound on U.S. Highway 95.
Pollan did not stop according to Cochran. Instead he turned into the south entrance to Cottonwood, allegedly drove at a high rate of speed up Main Street, turned on King Street and continued at a high rate of speed through residential areas, turned left on East St. and continued until reaching Cottonwood Butte Road.
Cochran said the suspect allegedly drove through yield and stops signs. He then turned on Cottonwood Butte Road, near the cemetery, and allegedly drove through the stop sign at the intersection with Highway 95. Pollan continued east to Greencreek Road where he hit a large bank.
Cochran reported the crash totaled the 1991 GMC Pickup. Pollan was not wearing a seatbelt.