A Boise man is behind bars charged with driving under the influence after his car crashed into a gas station sign early Monday.
In the predawn hours, a citizen had contacted police about a suspected DUI. A short time later, Boise Police noticed a vehicle matching the description of the citizen's call. That's when police said the suspect's vehicle took off, heading northbound on North Cole Road. A few minutes later, the same vehicle crashed into a gas station sign at the intersection of North Cole and West Ustick roads.
Police said the driver of the vehicle ran off, leaving a passenger inside the vehicle. But the driver was taken into custody a short time later and failed several field sobriety tests.
Robert Hermann, 19, of Boise was charged with DUI, resisting and obstructing, and leaving the scene of an accident.
His passenger, 29-year-old Benjamin Camba of Boise, was charged with an open container violation and possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.