A 20-year-old University of Idaho student has been arrested for allegedly leading Moscow Police on a weekend car chase.
The incident began early Saturday morning around 3:00 when Pullman Police radioed ahead to Moscow Officers about a suspected drunk driver heading into town. According to court documents, a Moscow Officer saw the vehicle speeding into town on Pullman Road. The driver allegedly failed to pull over and led law enforcement on a car chase in and around East Moscow. The chase went through the Palouse Mall parking lot when the driver reportedly reached speeds of nearly 60 MPH. The pursuit ended at the state line when the driver was seen heading back into Washington at nearly 100 MPH.
Officers later discovered the suspect vehicle back in Moscow parked on A Street and spotted the suspect on foot nearby. Farley Lofton was arrested for felony eluding, reckless driving, and destruction of evidence. Police say Lofton tossed a bag out the window during the chase. Lofton reportedly admitted to officers that he didn’t pull over because he wanted to avoid a speeding ticket. Officers believe that alcohol was involved.