Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Friday, September 17, 2010

DUI driver in fast food drive-thru, man accused of choking a neighbor child; BPD daily incident report

09-17-10 DUI driver in fast food drive-thru, man accused of choking a neighbor child; BPD daily incident report

    Boise, Sept. 17, 2010 - Boise Police were called by a manager of a fast food restaurant Thursday afternoon reporting that a customer in a car stopped in the drive-thru appeared drunk and had passed out.

Arrested: David J. West, 29, Meridian

Charge: DUI (F)

     Officers arrived at the restaurant, located near S. Eagle Rd and E.Chinden Blvd. at 4:43 p.m., as employees woke up the man to give him his food. Officers activated their overhead lights to alert the driver to stop, which he did in the parking lot. As officers approached the car, they could smell an odor of alcohol. The driver failed field sobriety tests and was arrested for DUI. Investigating officers learned this was the suspects fourth DUI arrest in recent years, making the DUI a felony. 

 

Arrested: Ray J. Bohannon, 45, Boise

Charge: Injury to a Child (F)

    Boise Police were called early last evening by a family member of a young boy reporting a neighbor had grabbed the boy by the neck attempting to strangle the child. The child, age 9, told officers the incident occurred as he walked past the front of the suspect's house earlier in the day in the neighborhood just northwest of Broadway Ave and Linden St. Patrol officers and detectives with the Boise Police Special Victims Unit continued to investigate interviewing other witnesses and neighbors. Officers then arrested the suspect on the above charge. He was booked into the Ada County Jail.

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Arrested: Monica R. Porter, 20, Ammon, ID

Arrested: Lacey A. Herndon, 20, Boise

Charges: Burglary (F)

    Boise Police responded to a call from employees of a major retailer in the area of Franklin and Milwaukee. When officers arrived, they found witnesses who told officers they'd seen the suspect, Porter and Herndon, attempt to conceal clothing items and leave the store without paying. Further investigation led officers to believe the suspects had entered the store with the intention to commit a crime, thus the felony burglary charge.