Boise Police Department
News Release

William L. Bones
Chief of Police

Contact: BPD Media Relations Office


Wednesday, June 18, 2008

06-18-08 DUI's, Drug Arrest

06-18-08 DUI's, Drug Arrest

    Boise, June 18, 2008 - 

    Suspect: Samuel J. Howard, 57, Kuna

    Charges: Aggraveted DUI - 2 cts

    What Happened: Boise Police were called to a multi-car collision at approx. 5:26 p.m. Tuesday June 17th near the intersection of Overland and Entertainment. When officers arrived, witnesses quickly pointed out the driver of a Chevy pick up who appeared intoxicated and witnesses say, responsible for the collision. When officers spoke to the man, he smelled strongly of alcohol and his speech was slow and slurred. After investigating, officers arrested the man, identified as samuel Howard on 2 cts of Aggravated DUI, one count for each person injured in the crash.

    Witnesses tell officers Howard drove his pick up at a high rate of speed east on Overland, hitting and SUV, forcing the SUV into oncoming traffic, striking three other vehicles. Two people were transported to nearby hospitals with serious, but apparently non-life threatening injuries. No BAC (blood alcohol level) is available at this time.


    Suspect: Mitchell G. Sens, 32, Boise

    Charges: Felony DUI, Driving without Privileges, Resisting & Obstructing Officers

    What Happened: Boise Police responded to a citizens call of a possible drunk driver on eastbound State Street at Willow Lane early this morning, approx 2:37 a.m. The citizen reported to police dispatch that the driver of an older, white Ford van was swerving in and out of the lane and yelling at the citizen and his passengers. Officers caught up to the van, and found the driver smelled strongly of alcohol. After investigating, arrested the driver, Sens on DUI.

    Officers checking criminal records found Sens has an extensive history of DUI arrests in several states including Texas, South Dakota, and a pending Felony DUI arrest in Idaho from September, 2006. 

    At the jail, inside the intoxilyzer room, Sens began to struggle with the arresting officer. The officer was assisted by Ada County Jail Deputies in getting the suspect under control, resulting in the R & O charge. 



    Suspect: Cory Albrecht, 32, Boise

    Charges: Possession of Controlled Substance (F), Introduction of a drug Into a Jail (F), Possession of Drug paraphernalia (m), Possession of Marijuana (m)

    Citations: Driving with an expired license, Failure to carry proof of insurance.

    What Happened: Shortly after midnight this morning, approx 12:27 a.m., a Boise Police Patrol officer, while talking to a driver during a traffic stop, smelled a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle, along with other evidence of drug activity. A BPD K9 also  alerted officers to the probability of drugs. Investigating officers found drug paraphernalia and meth inside the vehicle. As the driver, Albrecht was being booked into the Ada County Jail, deputies also found two baggies of marijuana hidden inside the suspect's clothes.

    Boise Patrol Officers also cited Albrecht for driving with an expired license and failure to carry proof of insurance.