Boise woman arrested for two DUIs in 24 hours

June 25, 2013 

— Lyndsi Lynn Peterson, 22, was arrested Saturday afternoon when police found her sitting in her car with the engine running. A citizen had called police to report Peterson stumbling as she walked to the vehicle on Fairview Avenue.

Officers said Peterson was moving slowly and slurring her speech. She failed several field sobriety tests.

A drug recognition expert officer from the Meridian Police Department evaluated Peterson and concluded she was under the influence of a narcotic painkiller.

She was arrested on a misdeamenor DUI charge and booked into the Ada County Jail.

Peterson was arrested again Sunday afternoon, almost 24 hours after her initial arrest.

Police received a call about a driver swerving across the road and running over a curb near the Fairview Avenue and Milwaukee Street intersection.

An officer found Peterson in her car in a nearby parking lot. The engine was running and the car had a flat front tire, police said.

Peterson again failed field sobriety tests and was arrested and booked into the Ada County Jail on a second misdemeanor DUI charge.

Boise Police Department spokeswoman Lynn Hightower said it was rare for someone to be back in jail so quickly on a new charge.

“It doesn’t happen very often,” she said.

Hightower said the last time she could remember a similar situation was almost two years ago.

Michelle Caves of Boise was arrested twice in five hours for driving under the influence in September of 2011.

Peterson will have an initial court appearance July 15.

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