A 33-year-old Boise who had to go to the hospital Jan. 17 because he swallowed narcotics as he drove away from a traffic stop and tried to elude Ada County Sheriff’s deputies for almost an hour in east Boise is now charged with multiple felonies.
Ada County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Noah S. Schroder Tuesday morning.
Schroder is charged with felony counts of aggravated assault on law enforcement personnel, aggravated assault, possession of a controlled substance, eluding a peace officer, destruction of evidence, and misdemeanor counts of leaving the scene of an accident involving vehicle damage and resisting arrest in connection with the incident.
Deputies did not arrest Schroder after taking him into custody on Jan. 17 because he needed extensive medical treatment for swallowing the drugs.
There was a communication mixup the next day and Schroder was released from a local hospital before deputies could get him back into custody.
At that point, our deputies worked closely with Ada County prosecutors to create and then issue an arrest warrant specifying all the charges against Schroder.
The incident began just after 11 a.m. Jan. 17 when an ACSO K9 deputy pulled over the driver of a white Chevy pickup truck for a traffic signal/lane change violation on Interstate 84.
The driver, later identified as Schroder, pulled off the highway and stopped on the side of Federal Way, near the Gowen Road intersection.
It was about 10 minutes into the traffic stop when the deputy found evidence of drugs in the pickup — but before he could get his K9 dog out to sniff around the truck, Schroder drove away.
The deputy then followed Schroder, who was driving the speed limit and stopping for red lights but refusing to pull over.
This went on for a while in the Federal Way, Broadway Avenue, Pennsylvania Street, and Boise Avenue area. Other deputies and Boise Police were in the area and monitoring the situation.
After about 10 minutes — around 11:30 a.m. — Schroder started driving erratically, so deputies and police stopped following him for safety reasons.
They backed off but continued to track his movement.
An ACSO deputy got behind the truck several minutes later but backed off again when Schroder continued to drive erratically.
At that point, all ACSO deputies and Boise police pulled back. Officers kept an eye out for the pickup but didn’t get behind it.
The next report of activity was at 11:52 a.m. when Schroder drove his pickup into a car stopped at the Park Center/Park boulevards intersection and kept going.
The driver of that car did not appear to be badly injured in the crash.
Schroder kept driving the truck, despite two flat tires from the previous crash, getting as far as Cesar Chavez Lane, before he drove into a wooden post and couldn’t drive any farther.
Police arrived at the crash scene moments later and found Schroder in the Boise River.
Officers coaxed him out of the water and to the shore, where he was taken into custody.
When paramedics were treating Schroder he admitted to swallowing drugs. Paramedics then took him to a local hospital.
Deputies searching the truck then found a small amount of cocaine in some plastic wrap on the floorboard and cocaine residue on some paper towels strewn about the truck.
Schroder is set to make his initial court appearance Wednesday afternoon