TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KLIX)-Police called off a pursuit twice as a suspect sped through the downtown area of Twin Falls and on a busy street.

Hudson Kneppe is facing two counts of felony eluding a police officer as well as driving under the influence charge after allegedly leading police on a pursuit in the downtown area and on Blue Lakes on the evening of November 20th. Twin Falls Police had responded to another call of unlawful entry and battery at around 8 p.m. An officer spotted the suspects pickup driving on Shoshone Street and attempted to pull him over, however Kneppe failed to stop and continued on at speeds 60 to 70 mph, police called off the pursuit for safety reasons.

Police tried again to pull the suspect over after locating him in the same area and again he sped off towards downtown near City Hall and at one point drove the wrong direction on one of the 2nd Streets and nearly hit another car, according to charging documents. The chase was called off a second time as the suspect sped down Blue Lakes Blvd. Eventually later in the evening police found Kneppe at the Perrine Bridge and placed him into protective custody.

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