12-11-07 Holiday Alcohol Enforcement/Education Continues
Boise, Dec. 11, 2007 - Boise Police are continuing their efforts to educate and enforce laws regarding the responsible use of alcohol, particularly during the holidays. This past weekend, those efforts included:
- Friday through Sunday night, Boise Police arrested 19 people for drunk driving. Those arrests include:
- Sunday, Dec. 9, 2:06 p.m., Vista & Cassia - Oscar A. Hernandez, 33, Boise - charged with Enhanced DUI with a BAC of .223. Officers stopped Hernandez after they witnessed him drive his van approx. 50 feet on the sidewalk.
- Friday, Dec. 7, 10:43 p.m., N. 30th & Idaho - Kristin J. Simoneau, 48, Boise - charged with DUI and 2 cts of Injury to a Child. Simoneau was stopped by officers after she was seen driving at a high rate of speed and collided with two parked cars. Officers found Simoneau had two teenagers in the car with her as she was driving.
- Sunday, Dec. 9, 12:52 a.m., 16th & Grove - Troy Abegglen, 31, Meridian - charged with DUI after officers stopped him driving the wrong way down a one way street. Officers also found Abegglen with marijuana, drug paraphernalia, and an open container of alcohol in his vehicle.
- Monday, Dec. 10, 2:31 a.m., 1400 blk E. State St - Camille Pells, 28, Boise - charged with DUI after her vehicle struck a tree, damaged cement steps and came to rest on the sidewalk. Officers say they found her walking away from the scene of the accident.
- This weekend, the Boise Police mobile substation was parked downtown near 6th & Main, a popular destination for weekend revelers. Friday night, in partnership with Mothers Against Drunk Driving, officers gave breathalyzer tests to more than 400 volunteers. The tests revealed results ranging from .00 to .27. The goal of the voluntary breathalyzer tests is to educate citizens that alcohol impairment often occurs faster and at greater levels than many people realize, and to let people know that alcohol can cause impairment even at levels below the legal limit.
- Saturday, Boise Police working with investigators from the Alcohol Beverage Control Board of the Idaho State Police conducted an undercover investigation into the illegal purchase of alcohol for minors. 6 adults were cited for buying alcohol for minors (a violation of Idaho Code 23-615). The adults were cited after being asked by teenagers if they would purchase beer with money provided by the teens working with police (for potential penalties, please refer to the news release issued July 11, 2007 at www.boisepolice.org titled "Update: Underage Alcohol Laws Enforced").
- Saturday night, after checking approx, ten bars, Boise officers, again working with ABC investigators, cited servers at two bars for serving a person obviously intoxicated (a violation of Idaho Code 23-615). One server cited works at a bar downtown, the other on the bench. Possible administrative sanctions against the establishments involved will be investigated by Idaho State Police.