On June 18, 2017, at about 8:17 a.m., an Arizona Department of Public Safety trooper responded to the report of a male subject, Montrais Boyd Sr. of Westminster, California lying down in the median, northbound along I-17 at milepost 325. Boyd had been involved in a possible domestic violence situation according to the report.
When the trooper arrived on-scene, he stopped behind a black BMW sedan that was blocking traffic. A nude man, identified as Boyd, ran towards his patrol vehicle and began striking it with his fists multiple times. The trooper drove away from Boyd and stopped in front of the sedan; while doing so, be observed a passenger inside of the BMW. Boyd then entered the BMW and began ramming the trooper’s patrol vehicle numerous times.
Boyd then fled from the scene in the BMW and drove wrong-way, northbound along the southbound lanes of I-17 for over a mile. Boyd lost control of the vehicle, traveled into the shoulder, reentered the southbound lanes and then back into the northbound lanes.
Since the patrol vehicle was disabled from the numerous impacts it received from the BMW, the trooper was unable to keep up with it and lost sight of it around milepost 329, northbound. The BMW ran into a rock embankment and rolled-over at milepost 331. Boyd was taken into custody without further incident.
Boyd and his four-year-old son [the passenger our trooper observed] were transported to the Flagstaff Medical Center for minor bruises and abrasions; both were treated and released.
The young boy was reunited with his mother at the hospital.
Boyd was booked into the Coconino County jail for aggravated assault with a dangerous instrument, felony endangerment, child abuse and criminal damage charges.