Nels Mitchell, the Democratic candidate for U.S. Sen. Jim Risch’s seat, didn’t know what to do when he was caught in the middle of a high-speed chase on Long Bridge in Sandpoint last Sunday. Nels, who was campaigning in North Idaho at the time, was enjoying a morning walk when 15-year-old Kamil Stuchlik, of Kailua, Hawaii, roared past him in an SUV with Bonner County deputies pursuing. “I didn’t know whether to jump in the lake (Pend Oreille) or not,” Nels told Huckleberries. “It was like something out of the movies.” Officers used a spike strip at the northern end of Long Bridge and a patrol car to finally stop Stuchlik. Who’s in a whole lot of trouble now/DFO, Sunday Huckleberries. More here.
Other SR weekend columns:
- Fast fact about STA riders, plaza/Shawn Vestal
- Smart Bombs: It's not business as usual/Gary Crooks
- Food & Drink: At Ruins, a fresh start/Adriana Janovich
- In the Garden: Gardening goes undercover/Susan Mulvihill
- Acosta runs 1st sub-4-minute mile in Spokane/John Blanchette
- 'Hillyard Hammer' throws punches, punch lines with flare/Doug Clark
- Outdoors: More thoughtful fence-building keeps critters safe/Rich Landers
- Spin Control: Fund-raisers banking on lawsuit, impeachment fears/Jim Camden
Question: Have you experienced a life scene that felt like it was "something out of the movies"?