Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Friday, August 16, 2013

Driving drunk with a child results in two criminal charges; BPD Daily Incident Report

Arrested: Saul Hernandez, 31, Boise

Charged: DUI (F), Injury to a Child (m)

A Boise Police officer on patrol just after midnight this morning at South 9th and West River Streets stopped the driver of a pick-up truck for driving without lights. The officer noticed when the driver went to pull over, the vehicle struck the curb. As the officer spoke with the driver, identified as Hernandez, he noticed the odor of an alcoholic beverage. The driver's speech was also slurred and his eyes were red and glassy. The driver failed field sobriety tests and was placed under arrest for DUI. A check with Boise Police Record Unit found the driver has two previous DUI convictions from 2008 and 2009 in Wyoming, making this third arrest a felony. Inside the vehicle, was a minor child, resulting in the injury to a child charge. Officers made sure the child was placed into safe custody following the suspect's arrest.

To learn more about Idaho's DUI laws and Boise Police aggressive enforcement efforts, go to /home/specialty-units/dui-night-step-team/.

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Arrested: James V. Hernandez, 28, Boise

Charged: Possession of Controlled Substance - Meth (F), Possession of marijuana (m), Probation Violation (F)

Boise Police were called to assist agents with the Idaho Department of Correction Probation and Parole and US Marshall's Office with an arrest taking place at a residence on the 5700 block of West Lucky Street Thursday afternoon, August 15th. Officers and agents found the suspect, Hernandez, in possession of two baggies that both contained a small amount of a substance that field tested positive for methamphetamine. During a search following the suspect's arrest, officers also found him to be in possession of a small amount of marijuana. Officers booked the suspect into the Ada County Jail on the above charges.