Caleb Daniel Leuthold is being held in the Ada County Jail on a felony DUI charge after Ada County Sheriffs deputies say he registered a .308 blood alcohol content (bac) percentage during a drunken driving arrest Tuesday night.
The legal bac limit for driving in Idaho is .08. Tuesdays arrest was Leuthholds second for excessive DUI which is when a driver is found to be over .20 bac since 2010, making his current DUI charge a felony. Leuthold is still on probation for his previous DUI in Gem County, according to Idaho court records.
Sheriffs deputies arrested Leuthold after dispatchers got several calls from the public saying a car was stopped in the middle of the street in the 1200 block of South Topaz Avenue, which is in the Overland/Eagle roads neighborhood, just after 5:15 p.m. Tuesday. Witnesses told deputies they saw a woman either fall out of the car or jump out. Thats when they say Leuthold stopped the car, got out, and tried to make the woman get back inside, according to reports.
Deputies arrived a short time later and found Leuthold standing outside the car. They say Leuthold smelled of alcohol and appeared unsteady on his feet, and later became belligerent when deputies tried to talk to him.
Leuthold was then arrested and taken to jail, where he took a breath test and registered a .308 and a .313 bac levels, according to reports.
Leuthold will make his initial court appearance Wednesday afternoon.
The crime of felony excessive DUI is punishable by up to 5 years in prison, with a mandatory drivers license suspension of one year after that person were to be released from jail or prison.