Police Blotter: Felony DUIs and Punching a Paramedic

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Nathaniel Hammersmith, 26, is charged with battery upon a health care worker.
  • Nathaniel Hammersmith, 26, is charged with battery upon a health care worker.
Boise Police took a male suspect into custody after he allegedly punched a paramedic responding to an EMS call.

Law enforcement were summoned to the intersection of 16th and Front streets in the afternoon hours of Jan. 19. That's where a male subject reportedly approached a Boise Fire Station and appeared to be intoxicated. When firefighters tried to help the suspect, he became aggressive and was unable to communicate. Eventually, paramedics were able to take the man to a nearby hospital, but while in an ambulance the suspect reportedly punched a paramedic. After a medical evaluation, the suspect was taken to the Ada County Jail.

26-year-old Nathaniel Hammersmith, with no permanent address, was charged with a felony count of battery upon a health care worker.

Boise Police say they were also dispatched to a call of a vehicle that had crashed through a fence near the intersection of Bridlewood Circle and Glenwood Street on Jan. 17. Police said the driver failed a field sobriety test and blew blood alcohol levels of .321 and .323, more than four times the legal limit.

50-year-old Frank Wood of Boise was charged with a felony count of excessive DUI.

Boise Police charged another Boise man with his third DUI offense during a traffic stop on Jan. 17 near the intersection of Emerald Street and Maple Grove Road. Witnesses told police that the driver of the vehicle swerved in traffic and failed to maintain his traffic lane. The driver failed a sobriety test and was taken to the Ada County lockup.

38-year-old Moises Quezada of Boise was charged with felony DUI.

Moises Quezada, 38,, is charged with felony DUI.
  • Moises Quezada, 38,, is charged with felony DUI.
Frank Wood, 50, is charged with DUI.
  • Frank Wood, 50, is charged with DUI.



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