Wesley P. Gilbert is being held in the Ada County Jail on a felony DUI charge after Boise police say he was arrested driving drunk Friday night for the second time since 2010, when he was convicted of driving with an excessive alcohol level limit.
Police say Gilbert registered a .30 blood alcohol content percentage level after taking a breath test at the jail early Saturday morning, which is more than three times the legal bac limit in Idaho of .08. Any bac amount over .20 is considered an excessive DUI, which is the charge Gilbert pleaded guilty to in 2010 in Ada County, according to Idaho court records.
Idaho code allows police to charge anyone who has two excessive DUI arrests over a 10 year period with a felony, a crime punishable by up to 10 years in prison.
Police began their investigation just before midnight Friday after checking out a report of a fight at a home near Pawnee Place and Zuni Drive, located in the Maple Grove/McMillan roads neighborhood. Police identified Gilbert as a suspect in that fight a short time later and pulled his pickup truck over on nearby Dalton Lane.
Police say they detected a strong odor of alcohol coming from Gilbert, who had slurred speech. Police say Gilbert failed all field sobriety tests before being taken to the jail, where he registered the .30 bac, according to reports.
Police did not charge anyone in connection with the fight report.
Gilbert will make his initial court appearance Monday afternoon.