Vehicle pursuit ends in rollover and life flight

DRIGGS, IDAHO — A 38-year-old Driggs resident was life-flighted to EIRMC Tuesday morning after rolling her vehicle and surviving self-inflicted wounds to the throat.

According to a press release from the Teton County Sheriff’s Office, Sheriff Tony Liford observed a white Dodge pickup driving erratically near Main St. and Wallace Ave. in Driggs at 5:22 a.m. July 9. Liford believed the driver may have been driving under the influence and attempted to stop the vehicle. The truck continued southbound on Main before leaving the road, performing a u-turn, heading north back through Driggs, and continuing on ID Highway 33. The sheriff’s office says the driver was driving recklessly and at high speeds.

Additional Sheriff’s Office deputies joined the pursuit and followed the truck into Madison County, Idaho. Around mile marker 111 on Highway 33, the vehicle lost control, drove off the road and into a field, and rolled.

The driver was transported to EIRMC via air ambulance. While investigating, it was discovered that the driver sustained a self-inflicted laceration to her throat. Her pet dog was also discovered in the vehicle deceased from a knife wound to the throat.

The Sheriff’s Office would like to thank Madison County Sheriff’s Office, Idaho State Police, Madison Fire Department and Idaho Lifelflight for their assistance in this incident

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