Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Sunday, November 23, 2008

11-23-08 Busy DUI Weekend / DUI Hit & Run suspect steals shoes in Burglary

11-23-08 Busy DUI Weekend / DUI Hit & Run suspect steals shoes in Burglary
    Boise, Nov. 23, 2008, 3:30 p.m. - Police in Boise and Ada County have been very busy with DUI arrests since Friday night. Arrests include those made by Boise Police, Ada County Sheriff Department, Garden City Police, Meridian Police, and the Idaho State Police.
 
  • 49 DUI arrests between Friday night and Sunday afternoon.
  • Seven of these arrests were for 2nd DUI offenses. 
  • Three were Felony arrests (two or more convictions in the past five years).
    One suspected drunk driver is believed to of been involved in a hit and run collision at Bluegrass and Filly Streets, near Pierce Park and State St. at approx 2:10 a.m. this morning. 
 
      Arrested: Henry D. Myrick, 22, Boise
      Charges: Leaving the scene of a Accident (m), Driving Under the Influence (m) and Burglary (F).
      What Happened: Witnesses called 911 reporting a driver hit a parked car then fled the scene on foot. Several minutes later Police received a call that an unknown man had unlawfully entered a nearby residence. Witnesses say they man who ran into their home matched the description of hit and run suspect. The calling party said the man was bleeding from apparent injuries and had stolen as pair of shoes before again leaving on foot.
      The suspect, Myrick,  was located a short time later at the residence of an acquaintance. He was identified by witnesses as the driver of the vehicle involved in the traffic accident as well as the person who had entered the residence stealing the shoes. Officers found the suspect wearing shoes that appeared too small and were covered with blood. The suspect was treated for his injuries at a local hospital, then arrested and booked into the Ada County Jail. 
 
      Anyone seeing a driver believed to be under the influence is urged to call 911.