Idaho State Police, in cooperation with Shoshone and Benewah County Sheriff’s deputies, arrested a man on Thursday night, August 26th, after a report of a woman being hit by the driver of a pickup in Calder. According to witnesses, the driver never slowed or stopped after hitting and dragging the woman. The victim, a woman in her 30’s from Calder, succumbed to her injuries on scene.
Arrested: Richard E. Rogers, Jr. 72, Calder, ID Charged: Vehicular Manslaughter (F), Leaving the Scene of an Accident Resulting in Injury or Death (F) At approximately 7:54 p.m. August 26th, Idaho State Police dispatchers received a call from a witness reporting that an intoxicated male in a pickup had driven over and dragged a woman beneath his vehicle on 1st Street in Calder. Witnesses were able to provide dispatchers with a description of the suspect vehicle and driver, who was last seen on St. Joe River Road headed westbound toward St. Maries.
A Benewah County Deputy was able to locate and stop the suspect vehicle a short time later at a turnout on St. Joe River Road. ISP Troopers arrived and noticed the suspect had slurred speech, glassy eyes, and smelled of alcoholic beverages. Idaho State Police detectives also responded. After further investigation, other evidence was found linking the suspect vehicle to the incident. Troopers arrested the man and booked him into the Shoshone County Jail on the above charges. This incident remains under investigation by Idaho State Police in cooperation with the Shoshone County Prosecutor’s Office.
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