Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Two separate DUI arrests include leaving the scene charges; Daily incident report

     Arrested: Jason Byington, 27, Homedale

    Charges: Driving Under the Influence (DUI)(F), Leaving the Scene of an Accident (m) Driving with a Suspended License (m)

   Boise Police responded to a report of a hit and run at a convenience store on the 700 block of North Garden Street yesterday afternoon, July 11th, at approximately 4:00 p.m. Multiple witnesses tell police they watched the suspect driving a passenger car in the parking lot. At one point, the witnesses tell police the suspect struck a parked car, then drove away from the scene. One witness followed the suspect vehicle and relayed information to responding officers, who located the suspect vehicle in Anne Morrison Park. The suspect, who appeared to be very intoxicated at the time, failed several field sobriety tests and blew a .20/.20 at the Ada County Jail. A check through Ada County Records indicated the suspect was currently suspended from driving. The suspect was booked at the Ada County Jail on the above listed charges.

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    Arrested: James P. Krapp, 53, Boise

    Charges: Battery on an Officer (F), Leaving the Scene of an Accident (m), Battery (m), Driving Under the Influence (DUI)(m)

   A Boise Police officer on patrol observed that a collision had just taken place in the intersection at Maple Grove and Emerald Street late last night, July 11th, at approximately 10:00 p.m. A witness to the crash identified the suspects vehicle as being involved. As the officer began his investigation into the crash, the suspect vehicle began to drive away from the scene with no headlights and no tail lights. The officer stopped the vehicle at Maple Grove and the I-84 overpass. The suspect, who appeared to be intoxicated at the time, refused to follow officers instructions. Officers noted the odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from the suspect's person. The suspect refused to exit the vehicle and officers had to physically remove him. The suspect refused to cooperate with field sobriety tests. The suspect was transported to the Ada County Jail where he spit in the face of a civilian employee and kicked an officer in the leg. A blood draw was performed for later evidentiary testing. 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