DUI Night STEP Team


In 2013 Boise Police Officers arrested 1,064 Drivers for driving under the influence. 

BPDs Night STEP team is responsible for most of the city's DUI arrests. STEP stands for Selected Traffic Enforcement Program. Night STEP officers have specialized training in recognition, arrest, and prosecution of drunk drivers.

BPD Night STEP DUI Team Introduction


These penalties are maximums allowed under Idaho code. Each DUI case is handled individually by the courts. DUI is a Blood Alcohol Content of .08 or more.

FIRST DUI ARREST:

6 months in the county jail

$1,000 dollar fine

30 day mandatory license suspension

license suspension max=180 year

probation for up to 2 years

required alcohol evaluation and education

 

2nd DUI Arrest:

(within 10 years)

10 days to 1 year in the county jail

$2,000 dollar fine

1 year mandatory license suspension or up to 2 years

 

 

3rd DUI Arrest:

(within 10 years)

FELONY

10 years in prison, minimum 30 days jail

$5,000 dollar fine

Max 5, minimum of 1 year license suspension

 

 

Aggravated DUI:

When great bodily harm, permanent disability or permanent disfigurement to another is caused in the course of committing a DUI.

FELONY

15 years in prison, minimum 30 days jail

$5,000 dollar fine

Max 5 year, min. 1 year license suspension, begins a the end of the period of incarceration.

*In Ada County the vast majority of those convicted of Aggravated DUI are sentenced to prison time, even when first time DUI offenders

Enhanced DUI:

Blood alcohol level of .20 or above:

1st time arrest for ENHANCED DUI  equals penalties for normal 2nd time arrests.

2nd arrest (within 5 years) for ENHANCED DUI is FELONY, with penalties equal to 3rd time arrests for standard DUI.

About Drunk Driving:

In Idaho, a blood alcohol content of .08 or above is considered impaired, and legally drunk.   According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, all 50 states have now passed .08 BAC laws for impaired driving.   An NHTSA study shows nearly 97% of Americans view drinking and driving by others as a threat to their families and themselves. The study found Americans rank drunk driving ahead of healthcare, poverty, the environment and gun control as an important social issue. The majority of Americans support increased enforcement efforts, according to the NHTSA.

National statistics show 40% of those killed in auto accident are involved in alcohol related crashes.

Boise Police Recommend You:

  • Be responsible and don't risk it you will be caught.
  • If you plan to drink, choose a designated driver before going out.
  • Take mass transit, a taxicab, or ask a sober friend to drive you home.
  • Spend the night where the activity is held.
  • Report impaired drivers to law enforcement call 911.
  • Always buckle up its your best defense against an impaired driver
  • Serve non-alcohol refreshments at your holiday gathering:

M.A.D.D. CRISIS LINE: (800) 680-6233 

The M.A.D.D. website is MADD Idaho

The Local Office Address:
5501 Kendall
Boise, ID  83706
Phone:  208-853-3700
FAX:  208-853-4120

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Free Help for Local Bars & Restaurants

The Boise Police Department offers classes for local bar and restaurant employees on serving alcohol responsibly. The education covers how to recognize fake ID's, how to read Idaho ID's, and Idaho laws on serving alcohol. The education is free to any Boise business.

For more information, please call Officer Jermaine Galloway at 433-0155 or e-mail JGalloway@cityofboise.org.