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Near Miss with Pedestrians Leads to DUI Arrest

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Yield to pedestrians in crosswalks. It's the law of the land when you're behind the wheel.

A 25-year-old Boise woman allegedly failed to do so at about 2 a.m. on Oct. 2. Not only that, but her failure to yield came while making an illegal lane change at the corner of 12th and Idaho streets, according to Boise Police reports.

All of which caught the eye of city patrol officers. They stopped the driver. Performed field sobriety tests. The results weren't encouraging. A trip to the Ada County Jail and a blow into a Breathalyzer followed. As did a .17 test result. The legal limit in Idaho, remember, is .08.

Turns out our heroine had two prior driving-under-the-influence convictions on her record. This third strike raised her latest charge to a felony.

What's more, the suspect's license was suspended at the time of her arrest. And so a misdemeanor driving-without-privileges charge topped off her night.