Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

12-08-09 Collision leads to Felony DUI charges; Overnight Arrests

12-08-09 Collision leads to Felony DUI charges; Overnight Arrests

     Collision leads to Felony DUI charges; Overnight Arrests

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     Arrested: Brian T. Smith, 32, Meridian

      Charges: Driving Under the Influence (DUI)(F)

    Boise Police responded to a collision at Overland and Raymond yesterday (December 7th) at approximately 6:00 p.m. Witnesses tell police the driver of a jeep travelling West on Overland side-swiped another vehicle and rear ended a second near the intersection at Raymond.

     As officers contacted the driver of the jeep, they noticed the odor of alcohol on the driver, who appeared to be intoxicated at the time. Officers began to administer field sobriety tests to the suspect, who later refused to finish the tests. A blood draw was taken at the jail for later evidentiary testing. The suspect was booked at the Ada County Jail on the above listed charges. The suspect has prior convictions for DUI making this a Felony DUI charge. 

    The investigation into the vehicle collision is still ongoing.

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     Warrant Arrested: Hawa V. Williams, 40, Boise

     Warrant Charges: Leaving the Scene of an Accident (F)

The suspect was taken into custody on an outstanding felony warrant for Leaving the Scene of an Accident yesterday (December 7th).

The arrest warrant stems from an investigation into a vehicle collision that took place on June 1st of this year  at Curtis and Northview at approximately 4:00 p.m. Evidence indicates the suspect was the vehicle driver in a hit and run with a bicycle that had been crossing Northview, Northbound on Curtis when the suspect struck the bicyclist with her car. Witnesses say the suspect did not stop to see if the bike rider was injured. The bicyclist, a boy under the age of 10, was not seriously injured in the collision. With the help of witnesses, officers located the suspect a short time later at a Boise home and determined she had been the driver in the incident. That investigative information was forwarded to the Ada County Prosecuting Attorney's Office and resulted in the felony warrant.

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