Boise Police Department
News Release

William L. Bones
Chief of Police

Contact: BPD Media Relations Office


Monday, January 23, 2017

Driver arrested after causing a crash early Sunday morning

Arrested: Jacob Randolph, 24, Burley 

Charges: Aggravated Battery (F) - 3 counts

Just before 4am on Sunday, a Boise Police officer witnessed a two vehicle crash at the intersection of Five Mile and Emerald.   There were two people in each vehicle and officers immediately began rendering aid. All four people involved were taken to a local hospital for treatment and have since been released. 

After an investigation, officers found evidence that the suspect was driving southbound on Five Mile when he intentionally ran a red light and hit the 2nd vehicle which was westbound on Emerald St.  Alcohol is believed to be a contributing factor. 

After being cleared at the hospital, the driver of the suspect vehicle, Jacob Randolph, was arrested for three counts of aggravated battery based on the intentional running of the red light causing great bodily harm to his passenger and the other two people in the second vehicle.  The investigation is on-going and additional charges are possible.   

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