David Randall Israel is being held in the Ada County Jail on a felony DUI charge after Ada County Sheriffs deputies say he was caught driving drunk Monday morning for the sixth time since 1994.
Thats why the 52-year-old Israel is charged with the felony DUI. According to Idaho court records, he has DUI convictions from 1994, 1996, and 1999 in Ada County and 2005 and 2006 in Canyon County.
A patrol deputy pulled over Israel just before 1 a.m. Monday because he did not come to a complete stop while turning from Main Street on to State Street in Star, according to reports. The deputy said Israel appeared confused, smelled strongly of alcohol, and failed field sobriety tests before being taken to the jail, where he took a breath test and registered a .15 blood alcohol content (BAC) percentage, according to reports. The legal BAC limit in Idaho is .08.
Two other men involved in traffic crashes over the weekend Ryan G. Akers, 22, of Meridian, and Timothy J. Gorman, 31, of Boise are also being held in the jail on felony DUI charges.
Sheriffs deputies arrested Akers after getting a report of a traffic crash at the Meridian/Lake Hazel roads intersection just before 2 a.m. Sunday.
Deputies say Akers was driving a Jeep Cherokee west on Lake Hazel Road and went through the stop sign at Meridian Road, where the Cherokee collided with a Dodge Caravan, which had the right of way, according to reports.
The force of the impact caused the driver of the Caravan to suffer serious injuries, including broken bones. That driver was taken by ground ambulance to Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center for treatment. Paramedics checked out Akers at the scene before deputies booked him into the jail, where he took a breath test and registered a .12 BAC, according to sheriffs reports.
Akers is charged with the felony aggravated DUI because he was involved in a crash that injured somebody, according to reports.
Boise police arrested the 31-year-old Gorman shortly after 7 p.m. Saturday after being sent to investigate a report of a pickup crashing into a fence in the 12000 W. Fairview Avenue.
Police say when they went to talk to the driver, later identified as Gorman, he appeared to be unconscious. When officers opened the pickup door, a pipe containing spice (synthetic marijuana) fell to the ground, according to reports.
Police say Gorman appeared intoxicated and failed field sobriety tests before he was taken to the jail, where a blood test was taken for later evidence testing.
Gorman is charged with felony DUI because it was his third such arrest. Gorman has DUI convictions from 2006 in Canyon County and 2011 in Ada County, according to court records. Gorman is also on probation for a felony burglary conviction in Ada County from 2009.
All three men will make their initial court appearances Monday afternoon. The crime of felony DUI is punishable by up to 10 years in prison.