North Idaho

Family sues after mix-up over loaner car

COEUR D'ALENE - An Idaho family has sued a car dealership, saying a mix-up over a vehicle they loaned while their own car was being repaired led to a harrowing incident where they were detained by armed law-enforcement officers.

The Spokesman-Review reports Casey and Sheree Bryntesen, who live near Coeur d'Alene, are seeking more than $2.2 million from Lithia Motors and Camp Automotive.

They say they were driving to a Bible study at a friend's house in June with their two children in a BMW loaned to them by Lithia's BMW dealership in Spokane, Wash., because their own car was being repaired.

They say officers pointed weapons at them and impounded the vehicle.

Sheriff's officials say the incident arose when paperwork wasn't properly filed and the car was reported stolen.