Michael Peter Lippert, Jerrod B. Tibbetts, and Chad M. Downs are all being held in the Ada County Jail on felony DUI charges as police busted all for drunken driving over the weekend the third time for all three men.
The 47-year-old Lippert of Kuna has DUI arrests from 2007 and 2005. The 31-year-old Tibbetts of Boise has DUI arrests from 2009 and 2007. The 31-year-old Downs of Boise has DUI arrests from 2008 and 2004, according to Idaho court records.
Since all three men were arrested over the weekend for DUI for the third time, those charges are felonies, which are punishable by up to 10 years in prison and a mandatory one year suspension of driving privileges when they are released from jail or prison.
Boise police arrested Downs around 2 a.m. Sunday after an officer pulled him over for failure to signal a turn on to Federal Way, according to reports. Police say Downs, who appeared to be very intoxicated at the time, failed several field sobriety tests before registering a .21 blood alcohol content (BAC) percentage level when taking a breath test. The legal bac limit for driving in Idaho is .08. Downs was then arrested and booked into the jail.
Boise police arrested Tibbetts around 2:30 a.m. Sunday after an officer pulled him over for driving his car through a stop sign on Vista Avenue, according to reports. Police say Tibbetts also appeared very intoxicated and failed field sobriety tests before registering a .19 BAC percentage, more than twice the legal limit. Tibbetts was then arrested and booked into the jail.
Police also found a small amount of pot on Tibbetts and gave him a ticket for misdemeanor marijuana possession, according to reports.
Ada County Sheriffs deputies arrested Lippert around 11 p.m. Sunday after a deputy pulled him over for speeding on Ten Mile Road in Kuna, according to reports. Deputies say Lippert also appeared intoxicated and failed field sobriety tests before registering a .11 BAC percentage. Lippert was arrested and booked into jail.
There was a child in his early teens in the car with Lippert, so deputies charged Lippert with a misdemeanor count of injury to child.
All three men will make their initial court appearances Monday afternoon.