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UPDATE: Boise County Prosecutor Locked Up, Charged With Third DUI


Jolene Maloney, 40, is charged with a felony count of DUI. - ADA COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE
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  • Jolene Maloney, 40, is charged with a felony count of DUI.
UPDATE: April 8, 2016 3:30 p.m.

Bond was set at $50,000 Friday afternoon in the case of Boise County Prosecuting Attorney Jolene Maloney who was charged Thursday night with her third DUI, a felony.

Prosecutors said Maloney was pulled over by law enforcement for driving 52 mph in a 35 mph speed zone on Chinden Boulevard, near 38th Street in Garden City, and blew an blood alcohol level of .182 and .183, more than double Idaho's legal limit.

Maloney is due back in Ada County Court on Friday, April 22.

ORIGINAL POST: April 8, 2016 10 a.m.

A woman who spent much of her professional life putting other people in jail cells is now on the wrong side of the bars.

Boise County Prosecuting Attorney Jolene Maloney, 40, was booked into the Ada County Jail in the early morning hours of April 8, charged with a felony count of driving under the influence.

Details were not immediately available, but Idaho State Police confirmed Maloney had been arrested overnight.

Maloney had been convicted of two prior DUIs, making the most recent arrest a felony. Maloney's court record indicates DUI convictions in 2012 and 2013.

In June 2015, Maloney told the Idaho Statesman she was an alcoholic in recovery, adding that she began abusing alcohol in 2009 to cope with a traumatic incident from her past.

Maloney was expected to be arraigned in Ada County Court later Friday.