Christopher D. Baay and Jeramiah Yeomans are both charged with felony DUI's after Boise police say they were caught over the weekend driving drunk for the third time each.
Police pulled over the 35-year-old Yeomans just before midnight Saturday after an officer saw his truck was swerving in and out of the lane of traffic as it traveled between N. Hertford Way and Bloom Street in Northwest Boise, according to reports.
Police say Yeomans eyes were glassy and bloodshot, his movements were lethargic, and his speech was slurred, according to reports. Police also say Yeomans was only able to take one field sobriety test, which he failed, before he was taken to the jail and arrested, after officers took a blood sample for later evidence testing. Reports do not say why Yeomans did not take a breath test, so a blood alcohol content (bac) percentage Yeomans was not available Monday morning.
Yeomans has prior DUI arrests in Ada County from 2005 and 2010, making Saturdays arrest a felony, according to Idaho Court records.
Police arrested the 37-year-old Baay early Sunday morning after an officer say he saw Baay make an illegal right turn from the through lane on W. Emerald Street on to Curtis Road. Police followed the car into a parking lot and walked up to Baay as he got out. Officers say they detected a strong odor of alcohol coming from Baay, who also had bloodshot eyes and slurred speech, according to reports.
Police say Baay failed field sobriety tests before being taken to the Ada County Jail, where he registered a .20 and .19 bac levels after taking breath test. The legal bac limit in Idaho is .08
Baay has prior DUI arrests from 2002 and 2011, with the latter being an excessive DUI, which means Baay registered over .20 bac at the time of that arrest. He is still serving a two year probation sentence for the excessive DUI charge, according to Idaho court records.
Police can charge a felony DUI after someone is arrested for two excessive DUIs, according to Idaho Code.
Both men made their initial court appearances Monday and preliminary hearings will be set for later this month.
The crime of felony DUI is punishable by up to 10 years in prison.