Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Monday, August 19, 2013

DUI Driver Arrested after going the Wrong Way down several One-Way Streets; BPD Weekend Incident Report

Arrested: Ruben Espinosa Aguilar, 33, Boise

Charged: Enhanced Felony DUI 

A Boise Police officer on patrol at 12:28 a.m. Sunday, August 18th witnessed  the driver of a vehicle failing to stay in the driving lanes and driving down the middle of the roadway on Main Street from S.10th to S.3rd Street where the officer made a traffic stop. Initially the driver stopped for the officer with his vehicle in the middle of the road. When officers talked with the driver, they could see his eyes were glassy and bloodshot, his speech was slurred and they smelled the odor of an alcoholic beverage.  The driver, identified as Espinosa Aguilar failed field sobriety tests. He was arrested for DUI. A records check found the suspect has several DUI arrests on his driving record over the last ten years including a felony arrest. At the jail, the suspect's breath test came in with a .225/.214 breath alcohol level. The driver was arrested for Felony Enhanced DUI and booked into the Ada County Jail. 

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Arrested: Rojas Alejandro Perez, 23, Boise

Charged: Eluding Police (F), DUI (m), Leaving the scene of a crash (m), Failure to notify upon striking a fixture (m)

A Boise Police officer on patrol in the downtown area at approximately 2:49 this morning was driving down Main Street when the officer saw a car stopped facing west, or the wrong way on Main Street at Capitol Blvd. The officer, who was in uniform and driving a marked patrol vehicle, stopped his patrol car and began walking up to speak with the driver when suddenly the driver sped off turning south, again the wrong way on northbound Capitol Blvd.

The officer returned to his vehicle, activated the patrol car's lights and sirens and tried to catch up to the suspect. The suspect vehicle turned right on W. Front Street then right heading north, again going the wrong way on N. 9th Street. The officer estimated the suspect vehicle accelerated to approximately 70 mph in a 25 zone. Due to the possible danger to the public, the officer turned off the lights and sirens, stopped following the suspect vehicle and instead sent out an alert to other officers in the area to be watching for the vehicle. 

A short time later, an officer spotted the suspect vehicle turn south onto N. 8th Street, again going the wrong way on a section of 8th Street that is one-way northbound between W. State and W. Bannock Streets. Officers also could see the suspect vehicle was now driving with no lights on. Officers saw the suspect vehicle attempt to turn left, or eastbound on Bannock, but due to speed took the turn wide, drove onto the sidewalk hitting a bike rack, a bicycle and a parked car. The suspect vehicle continued one block on Bannock then turned north on Capitol. The suspect vehicle went off the roadway and drove up onto the center median where it finally was stopped. 

Officers were on scene quickly and immediately took the driver into custody. Officers could tell the suspect's speech was slurred, eyes were bloodshot and they smelled the odor of an alcoholic beverage. The driver, identified as Perez failed field sobriety tests. A breath test at the jail gave results as .157/.164.  Officers booked the driver into the Ada County Jail on the above charges. 

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Arrested: Andrew A. Williamson, 24, Portland, OR

Charged: Possession of a Controlled Substance - LSD (F)

Boise Police officers made a traffic stop on a vehicle late Saturday night at S. Broadway Ave and S. Federal Way after seeing the driver speeding and failing to use turn signals. Whie talking with the driver, officers learned the suspect was in possession of LSD, a controlled substance. The driver, Williamson, was arrested and booked into the Ada County Jail on the above charge.