19-year-old Driver Charged for 100 mph Chase From Twin Falls to Buhl
A 19-year-old man is facing several charges for leading Twin Falls County authorities on a chase from Twin Falls to Buhl, hitting speeds in excess of 100 mph with four other people in the car on Saturday.
Antonio "Tony" Jimenez-Ojeda is jailed on charges of fleeing or attempting to flee police, possession of a controlled substance, four counts of second degree kidnapping, and two counts of injury to a child.
According to charging documents, a Twin Falls County Deputy tried to pull a Ford Focus over for not having its lights on a little before 6 a.m. on Saturday, Oct 6, in Twin Falls at Harrison Street and Filer Avenue, instead the car, driven by Jimenez-Ojeda, allegedly sped off through several neighborhood streets onto Highway 30 headed towards Buhl.
According to the sheriff's office, the car hit speeds of more than 100 mph as it went into Curry Crossing. Another deputy threw out spikes strips that punctured a tire on the car (it also punctured tires of pursuing patrol car). However, the Ford kept going towards Buhl at around 80 mph before it was stopped by a PIT maneuver by another deputy in pursuit as it entered the town.
Four people, two of them juveniles, were in the car at the time of the chase and told police they had asked the driver to stop multiple times. When deputies interviewed the alleged suspect, Jimenez-Ojeda, he said he ran because he had "dope" in the car.