TWIN FALLS, Idaho -- Police say a Clearfield man who refused to pull over during a routine traffic stop in south-central Idaho was driving a car that had been reported stolen in Utah.
Court records show Joshua Andrew Sotomayor, 18, faces charges of felony grand theft and misdemeanor attempting to elude a police officer in Idaho's 5th District Court.
Sotomayor also faces a misdemeanor charge of driving without privileges at a preliminary hearing next week.
Idaho police say Sotomayor fled from a state trooper who attempted to pull him over on Dec. 20 in Idaho's Minidoka County. Authorities say Sotomayor led them on a high-speed chase that ended with his arrest.
A $5,000 cash-only bail warrant was issued Dec. 22 out of 2nd District Court in Farmington after Sotomayor failed to make a court appearance.
Sotomayor has been charged with a third-degree felony possession of methamphetamine and two misdemeanors following an arrest Oct. 20 by Clearfield police. He has pleaded not guilty to the charges.
He did plead guilty in 2nd District Court in Ogden on Nov. 23 to third-degree felony possession of a controlled substance and giving false identity to a police officer, a class C misdemeanor.
He was sentenced to serve three years' probation and to complete the Davis Drug Court program.