Jonathan A. Solorzano, Conner J. Mowbray, and Michael Caleb Barrett are all being held in the Ada County Jail on felony DUI charges after police say they were arrested for drunken driving early Friday morning the third DUI arrests for all three men.
Idaho State police say the 29-year-old Barrett, who lives in Meridian, has two prior DUI arrests from Alaska. Boise police say the 25-year-old Solorzano, who is from Lancaster, Calif., has two prior DUI arrests from California. Idaho court records show that the 25-year-old Mowbray was arrested on DUI charges in Ada County in 2007 and 2009. In Idaho, a third DUI arrest results in a felony charge.
Boise police arrested Solorzano in a parking lot near Fairview Avenue and File Mile Road around 1 a.m. Friday. A patrol officer saw a van parked sideways in front of a liquor store and drove into the parking lot to check it out when the driver of the van, later identified as Solorzano, pulled away and parked it behind a nearby car wash, with the engine running and the headlights off, according to reports.
Two officers decided to walk up to the van to check it out when Solorzano drove away. Officers yelled at him to stop but he kept going. Solorzano was stopped a short distance away in a parking lot by two other patrol cars that boxed the van in, according to reports.
Police say they detected a strong odor of alcohol from Solorzano, who failed field sobriety tests before being taken to the jail, where he took a breath test and registered a .13 blood alcohol content (bac) percentage, according to reports. The legal bac limit in Idaho is .08.
Solorzano is also charged with a misdemeanor counts of driving without a valid license and eluding arrest.
Boise police arrested Mowbray around 2 a.m. Friday after an officer saw Mowbrays car swerving while traveling down Beacon Street near the Colorado Street intersection, according to reports.
Police say they detected a strong odor of alcohol coming from Mowbray, who failed field sobriety tests before being taken to the Ada County Jail. Police say Mowbray did not submit a good enough breath sample to test for bac, so a blood sample was drawn for later evidence testing.
Idaho State Police pulled over Barretts car for speeding on the westbound 184 Connector just after 12:30 a.m. Friday.
Police say they detected a strong odor of alcohol from Barrett, who also failed field sobriety tests before being taken to the Ada County Jail.
ISP records do not indicate if Barrett took a breath test or if blood was drawn, so there was no information about a bac level available Friday morning. Barrett is also charged with a misdemeanor count of driving without a valid license.
All three men will make their initial court appearances Friday afternoon.
The crime of felony DUI is punishable by up to 10 years in prison and calls for a mandatory drivers license suspension for at least one year.