Authorities: N. Idaho man tops 100 mph, blames speed on grandma’s fake medical issue

Man blames grandmother for speeding in Kootenai Co.

KOOTENAI COUNTY, Idaho — A man was caught going over 100 mph in Kootenai County on Monday. He said his grandmother was having a medical issue, but his grandmother wasn’t pleased with that statement to authorities.

A sergeant saw the man speeding on Government Way, southbound on Wilbur Avenue. He caught up to the driver at a red light and pulled him over.

According to the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office, the man told the sergeant that we was trying to get to his grandmother who was having a medical issue. He said she was in Spokane Valley, but authorities said he was turning to go east.

He told the sergeant he didn’t call 911 to help her.

Paramedics showed up to her home, and the grandmother wasn’t on board with what the man told authorities.

“And it turns out, his grandmother was sleeping at home and mad that EMS woke her up and she was not having any medical issues,” the sheriff’s office said.

The sergeant discovered that the man’s license was suspended. He also allegedly had marijuana and paraphernalia in his car. He was arrested for driving without privileges, reckless driving, the drug possessions and obstructing.

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