Boise Police said they spent several hours November 29 with Idaho Power crews to lift power lines off of a vehicle and away from the front yard of a Boise Bench home. Officers said the crash was the result of a drunk driver, according to a statement released later in the day by the Boise Police Department.
According to a release from BPD, "Idaho law states a person must be driving or in physical control of a vehicle to be guilty of DUI." The driver's vehicle, a SUV, was seized as evidence. Results of a search of the vehicle will be included with evidence to be forwarded to the Ada County Prosecutor's office. Approximately 300 homes were impacted by a power shortage caused by downed power lines when the suspect's car drove through a power pole in the 1900 block of Sunrise Rim Road, just before midnight, November 28. ORIGINAL POST: November 29, 2013 10 a.m.
Some residents in Boise's Sunrise Rim neighborhood struggled with an overnight power outage after a car struck a nearby power pole.
Boise police were called to the scene of the 1900 block Sunrise Rim before midnight. That's where witnesses said a vehicle had struck a power pole and come to a stop in the front yard of a home. Police said they noted the odor of alcohol on the suspect, and drew blood for alcohol level testing.
Charges are pending while information related to the investigation is forwarded to the Ada County prosecuting attorney's office for review.
Idaho Power worked for several hours overnight to restore power to residents.