Pair arrested after pursuit face drug charges

Charges follow incident Wednesday, May 10

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Susan Roberts

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Kyle Mercer

— With arraignments completed, two individuals are set for court hearings on multiple drug-related charges following a high-speed pursuit last week.

Kyle W. Mercer, 28 of Orofino, is set for a May 24 preliminary hearing on felony charges of eluding an officer, possession of methamphetamine, and misdemeanor charges of resisting/obstructing an officer, possession of a schedule IV narcotic and possession of paraphernalia.

Susan E. Roberts, 28 of Lewiston, is set for a June 6 pretrial on misdemeanor charges of resisting/obstructing an officer, possession of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia.

Charges resulted following an incident last Wednesday, May 10, along U.S. Highway 12, according to an Idaho County Sheriff’s Office release.

While on routine patrol early that morning, ICSO Corporal Craig Hoodman observed a 1986 Buick turn on to Woodland Road and accelerate to a high rate of speed. Hoodman followed and attempted to pull over the vehicle that was traveling at 64 miles per hour. The vehicle continued at a high rate of speed on to Glenwood Road, slammed on its brakes, and turned in to a driveway. At the end of the driveway, Hoodman observed the driver flee from the vehicle and run in to an outbuilding.

Hoodman contacted the female passenger who was still in the vehicle and detained her, and then he contacted the male driver in the outbuilding.

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