Boise police arrested three different drivers on felony DUI charges over the weekend, including two people arrested for the fourth time for driving drunk.
Maurice E. Pryor, 45; Alica A. Young, 40; and Tommie N. Thompson, 36, are all being held in the Ada County Jail on felony DUI charges, which means all three have at least two prior DUI convictions.
Police arrested Young around 9:30 p.m. Friday after an officer noticed she was driving with expired plates near Boise Avenue and Martha Street in east Boise. Police say Young failed field sobriety tests and was taken to the Ada County Jail, where she registered a .14 blood alcohol content (bac) percentage after taking a breath test. The legal bac limit for driving in Idaho is .08.
Idaho Court records indicate Young was arrested for her second DUI in Ada County in 2007, but dont say where or when she got her first one.
Police arrested Pryor around 2 a.m. Sunday after an officer spotted a car stopped in the middle of Vista Avenue, near Kootenai Street, with the lights off. Police say when an officer drove up to the car, the driver, later identified as Pryor, turned on the lights and began driving south of Vista, going about 40 mph in a 30 mph zone on snow-slickened roads.
Police say Pryors car skidded into the Owyhee Street intersection when he tried to stop. Police say Pryor appeared intoxicated and failed field sobriety tests when he got out of the car. Pryor was then taken to the jail, where police took a blood sample for later evidence testing. Police reports do not indicate why Pryor did not take a breath test.
Pryor is currently serving a 10-year probation sentence for a felony DUI arrest in Ada County from Feb. 2011. Police arrested Pryor twice in 2005 on DUI charges in Ada County, making Sundays arrest his fourth in less than a decade, according to court records.
Police arrested Thompson around 4 a.m. Sunday after an officer pulled him over for speeding and failing to stop at a stop sign near Camus and Orchard streets. Police say Thompson appeared intoxicated and failed field sobriety tests before being taken to the jail, where a blood sample was taken for later evidence testing. It is unclear why he did not take a breath test.
Idaho Court records show Thompson has three prior misdemeanor DUI arrests in Ada County from 1999, 2001 and 2010.
The crime of felony DUI is punishable by up to 10 years in prison.