Citizen calls lead to felony DUI arrests

May 14, 2013 

Police arrested two drivers on separate felony DUI charges over the weekend after receiving calls from the public.

A witness called Boise police Friday after allegedly seeing a car veer into oncoming traffic. Police responded, and said the driver ran a red light, stopped in an intersection, and drove in reverse before they were able to pull her over.

Valerie Elizabeth King, 56, was arrested after failing several field sobriety tests. She appeared very intoxicated, officers said.

King had a blood alcohol level of .25/.24 when tested at the Ada County Jail.

A man who had been revving his engine in a parking lot Sunday also sparked a call to police, after witnesses approached his car to see him slumped over the wheel unconscious.

The citizens attempted to wake up the driver, 53-year-old Michael Russell Wiley, by shaking him but were unable to rouse him.

Paramedics responded to the scene and were able to revive Wiley. The man seemed extremely impaired, and appeared to be under the influence of a substance other than alcohol, police said.

He was arrested and booked into the Ada County Jail.

King and Wiley have prior DUI convictions, making the charges felonies, police said.

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