IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) - Four individuals were injured in a four-vehicle crash at the intersection of 1st Street and Ammon Road involving 4 vehicles around 1:45 p.m. Thursday.
Deputies report a white Oldsmobile Bravada struck a Mazda M6 in the intersection and came to rest a couple hundred yards away on Ammon Rd.
Witnesses on scene reported the Bravada was traveling at a high rate of speed and ran the red light striking the Mazda.
Two other vehicles stopping abruptly to avoid the initial collision between the Oldsmobile and Mazda also collided with each other, officials report.
Deputies located the driver of the Bravada sitting inside and identified him as 35-year-old James R. McDaniel of Idaho Falls.
According to officials, McDaniel showed signs of impairment at that time, and Deputies began Field Sobriety Testing to determine if he was intoxicated. McDaniel admitted to Deputies on scene of previous marijuana use and did not have a clear story of his travels prior to the crash.
A K9 Deputy located a small amount drugs believed to be Heroin inside McDaniel’s vehicle.
McDaniel was placed under arrest and transported to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center for a medical clearance. Once cleared McDaniel was transported to the Bonneville County Jail where he was booked for Felony Possession of Heroin and Misdemeanor Reckless Driving. McDaniel was also cited for Failure to Maintain Liability Insurance.
The driver of the Mazda and an occupant of a vehicle in the secondary crash were transported to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center by ambulance with minor injuries.
Another occupant of a vehicle in the secondary crash was taken to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center by private vehicle to be checked as well.