Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Driver in morning bicycle collision at 8th and Myrtle arrested on Felony charge

   Boise October 17th, 2013 - Boise Police Officers responded to the report of a vehicle vs. bicycle collision that occurred this morning at approximately 7:11 am in the intersection of South 8th and West Myrtle Streets.

   What Happened: Witnesses tell police an adult female bicycle rider was travelling north on 8th street, crossing the intersection, when a passenger car travelling east on West Myrtle Street collided with the bike rider in the intersection. According to witnesses, the suspect vehicle entered the intersection against a red light, eastbound on Myrtle Street, and collided with the rider. The bike rider was transported to a local hospital with what appeared to be non-life-threatening injuries at the time. The bicycle rider was not wearing a helmet when the crash occurred. According to witnesses, the driver of the passenger car did not stop after the crash and proceeded eastbound on Myrtle. 

   Witnesses were able to provide officers with a good description of the suspect vehicle, a 2003 Honda Element. Officers have evidence that indicates the suspect stopped and parked the car at a parking lot at East Warm Springs Avenue and South Straughn Avenue, then walked back toward the scene of the collision. The suspect then called 911 and told dispatch his location which was two blocks from the crash scene. Officers located the suspect on foot at South 6th Street and West Myrtle Street. After a detailed investigation officers arrested the suspect on the below listed charges. 

   Arrested: Alexander C. Thackery, 18, Meridian

   Charges: Leaving the Scene of an Injury Accident (F) Running a red light Idaho State Code 49-802(3) (Infraction)

TITLE 18 CRIMES AND PUNISHMENTS CHAPTER 80 MOTOR VEHICLES 18-8007. Leaving scene of accident resulting in injury or death. (1) The driver of any vehicle that has been involved in an accident, either upon public or private property open to the public, who knows or has reason to know that said accident has resulted in injury to or death of any person shall:
(a)Immediately stop the vehicle at the scene of the accident or as close thereto as possible. Every stop required under this section shall be made without obstructing traffic more than is necessary. (b)Remain at the scene of the accident until the driver has fulfilled all the requirements under this section. (c)Give his name, address, the name of his insurance agent or company if he has automobile liability insurance, and the motor vehicle registration number of the vehicle he is driving to the person struck, or to the driver or occupant of or person attending any vehicle collided with. (d)If available, exhibit his driver's license to the person struck, or to the driver or occupant of or person attending any vehicle collided with.(e)Render to any person injured in the accident reasonable assistance, including the conveying or the making of arrangements for the conveying of such person to a physician, surgeon, hospital or other medical facility, for medical or surgical treatment, if it is apparent that such treatment is necessary or if such conveying is requested by the injured person. 
(2)A violation of any provision of this section shall constitute a felony and be punished by a fine of not more than five thousand dollars ($5,000) or by imprisonment in the state penitentiary for a period of not more than five (5) years, or by both such fine and imprisonment.

 

Release Prepared By:

Charles McClure

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