Boise man sends police on high speed chase

BOISE, Idaho (KBOI) -- Garden City Police say an officer attempted to stop 33 year old Boise resident, Joshua Self, for a regular traffic stop, when he took of at high speeds.

Self fled from Glenwood and Chinden Boulevard and then failed to negotiate a left turn at the intersection Glenwood and Godard street. Self's car then skidded across the intersection, jumped a curb, struck a tree and then finally came to rest on its side in a neighbors yard.

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When Garden City Police arrived on scene, the car caught on fire. A Garden City Police officer quickly broke the sunroof of the car and assisted Self and his passenger safely out of the car. Both passengers were sent to the local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Garden City Police believe alcohol and speed were contributing factors to the crash.