Boise Police Department
News Release

William L. Bones
Chief of Police

Contact: BPD Media Relations Office


Friday, March 23, 2012

Multiple collisions lead to DUI, Hit & Run charges; Daily incident report

    Arrested: Marc S. Goodwin, 30, Boise

    Charges: Driving Under the Influence (DUI)(m), Leaving the Scene of an Injury Accident (m)

   Boise Police responded to a report of an injury crash at Boise and Apple yesterday afternoon, March 22nd, at approximately 4:00 p.m. Witnesses tell police the suspect, later identified as Marc Goodwin, was driving a pickup headed East on Boise Ave struck a car that was waiting to turn north on Apple from Eastbound Boise. Witnesses say the suspect stopped and began to exchange information when, according to witnesses, he suddenly jumps back in his truck and accelerates very quickly. The suspect vehicle then immediately rear-ends a mini-van with 2 occupants (adult male & female) headed east on Boise Ave. Witnesses say the pickup then enters the intersection against the red light and strikes a car headed south on Apple street.  Witnesses tell police the suspect driver continues Eastbound on Boise Ave, swerves onto the far side across oncoming traffic and hits a mailbox and trash can before turning right onto Law and hits the power pole at Law & Wright next to Lowder Park. None of the persons involved in any of the collisions appeared to have received life threatening injuries at the time. The incident closed roads and disrupted traffic in the area for hours. The suspect was transported to a local hospital for treatment of what appeared at the time to be minor injuries. A blood draw was performed for later evidentiary testing. The suspect was medically cleared from the hospital a short time later and booked into the Ada County Jail on the above listed charges.

TITLE 49 MOTOR VEHICLES CHAPTER 13 ACCIDENTS 49-1301 Accidents involving damage to vehicle.  (1) The driver of any vehicle involved in an accident, either on public or private property open to the public, resulting only in damage to a vehicle which is driven or attended by any person shall immediately stop the vehicle at the scene of the accident, or as close as possible, and shall immediately return to, and in every event shall remain at, the scene of the accident until he has fulfilled the requirements of law.

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Release Prepared By:

Charles McClure

Boise Police Public Information