Boise Police Department
News Release

William L. Bones
Chief of Police

Contact: BPD Media Relations Office


Monday, July 17, 2017

Boise woman stops cars in middle of street, batters responding officer; DUI suspect arrested after leaving scene of an accident; BPD Watch Log

Arrested:  Teri L. French, 46, Boise  

Charged:  Assault or Battery on an Officer (F), Resisting or Obstructing Officers (m)    

BPD officers responded to the area of Mitchell Street and Cory Lane to do a welfare check on a subject on Sunday at 10:55 a.m.  Witnesses reported that a woman was acting erratically outside of a business and yelling at people in a threatening manner.  The woman was asked to leave, but refused to, so employees called police.  While en route, officers received reports that she had left the business and was walking northbound on Mitchell in the middle of the street, causing cars to stop.  Officers located the woman, and as they attempted to get out of their car to speak with her, she screamed at one of them and reached out to grab the officer.  The woman was detained after a brief struggle.  The officer sustained minor injuries that did not require medical attention.  French was transported to the Ada County Jail where she was booked under the above charges.                       


Arrested:  Susan G. May, 57, Boise    

Charged:  Driving Under the Influence- Excessive (m), Leaving the Scene of an Accident (m), Attempt to Flee or Elude an Officer (m), Possession of a Controlled Substance (m), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (m)

Boise Police Patrol officers were dispatched to a reckless, possibly intoxicated driver, who had fled the scene of an accident on Saturday, July 15, at 8:13 p.m.  Witness reports indicate a pickup truck driven by an adult female rear-ended a passenger car which was stopped in a turning lane on Vista Avenue.  The truck then left the scene without stopping.  The truck was seen driving westbound on Rose Hill, reportedly hitting the curb on the side of the road multiple times.  Officers located the truck at Franklin and Curtis and attempted a traffic stop, but the woman refused to pull over.  Due to the driver’s erratic behavior and the possible public safety threat, officers performed a PIT (pursuit intervention technique) maneuver, causing the vehicle to stop at Franklin and Allumbaugh. 

Officers took the driver, identified as May, into custody.  She was checked out and cleared by medics.  While officers were speaking with May they could smell the odor of alcohol coming from her.  Officers conducted field sobriety tests on May, which she failed.  A breath alcohol test resulted in a .204/.214.  Officers also located inside her vehicle a small plastic container with a substance that tested presumptive positive for marijuana and a glass pipe with a burnt residue inside.  May was booked into the Ada County Jail under the above charges.