Police Blotter: DUI Crashes, Battery on Officers

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Joshua Hooker, 22, is charged with DUI, leaving the scene of an injury crash, invalid drivers license and marijuana possession.

A Boise man is behind bars charged with DUI in connection with an Aug. 30 incident where two pedestrians were struck by a vehicle.

Boise Police were called to the intersection of Main Street and Capitol Boulevard. That's where two pedestrians, both hit by the car, said the driver sped away from the scene. Police caught up with the suspect, smelled the odor of alcohol and noticed the suspect's eyes were bloodshot and glassy. The suspect also failed field sobriety tests.

22-year-old Joshua Hooker of Boise was charged with aggravated DUI, leaving the scene of an injury crash, having an invalid driver's license and possession of marijuana.

Siale Vailea, 22, is charged with battery of an officer, malicious injury to property, DUI, resisting arrest and having no proof of vehicle insurance.
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  • Siale Vailea, 22, is charged with battery of an officer, malicious injury to property, DUI, resisting arrest and having no proof of vehicle insurance.

Another Boise Police officer said his vehicle was nearly struck by another car Aug. 31 after the vehicle pulled out from a stop sign on northbound Leadville Street. Law enforcement said the driver had slurred speech while police were talking to the suspect, police said two other individuals tried to interfere with the investigation and when the officer placed those two people in the back seat of a patrol car, the driver had done what police said was significant damage to the patrol vehicle's rear antenna and began yelling racial slurs and spat on the officer

22-year-old Siale Vailea of Boise was charged with battery on an officer, malicious injury to property, DUI, driving without privileges, resisting and obstructing officers and having no proof of vehicle insurance.

Derogy Ndewa, 33, is charged with aggravated battery and providing false information.

Boise Police were also called to a nightclub on the 10200 block of West Fairview Avenue this morning to investigate a report of a battery. When officers arrived, witnesses pointed to a suspect and said she had used a steel nail puller to hit a man in the head.

33-year-old Derogy Ndewa of Boise was charged with aggravated battery and providing false information to an officer.

Christine Van Vlack, 25, is charged with battery on an officer and disturbing the peace.

Police were also called to a disturbance near Kootenai and Roosevelt streets August 31. That's where a female suspect was arguing with a man. As officers were arresting the female, police said she kicked on of the officers in the leg.

25-year-old Christine Van Vlack of Boise was charged with a felony count of battery on an officer and disturbing the peace.