Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Friday, July 01, 2011

Citizen call leads to felony arrest of drunk driver; Daily incident report

07-01-11 Citizen call leads to felony arrest of drunk driver; Daily incident report

    Arrested: David D. Mortensen, 59, Boise

    Charges:Driving Under the Influence (DUI)(F) Unlawful Transportation of Alcoholic Beverage (Open Container)(m)

   Boise Police responded to a citizen's report of a possible drunk driver at Cole and Ustick yesterday evening, June 30th, at approximately 8:30 p.m. The witness tells police he observed the suspect's vehicle strike a curb and hit a trash can as the vehicle pulled into a convenience store. The suspect, who appeared to be very intoxicated at the time, failed several field sobriety tests and blew a .24/.26 at the Ada County Jail. Officers recovered a partially consumed beer in the passenger compartment resulting in the open container charge. A check through Ada County records indicated the suspect had a prior conviction for DUI making this charge a felony. The suspect was booked at the Ada County Jail on the above listed charges.

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Release Prepared By:

Charles McClure
Boise Police Public Information