Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Thursday, February 02, 2006

Stolen Car Into Restaurant

Stolen Car Into Restaurant

Boise, February 2, 2006 – Boise Police are investigating the crash of a stolen car into a restaurant on Federal Way this morning at approx. 2:30 a.m.

A Patrol Officer spotted the speeding BMW and turned on his overhead lights for a traffic stop. At that time, the vehicle sped away at a high rate of speed and almost instantly, the driver appeared to lose control and crashed into the IHOP restaurant.

At this time, it appears neither the driver or two passengers in the car were seriously injured, despite the car being totaled and structural damage to the building.

Officers arrested two men on scene. They also found a handgun in the vehicle, along with methamphetamine.

The investigation is continuing, and more information will be released this afternoon.