Man charged Monday with 2nd DUI this week

July 30, 2013 

— A Boise man was arrested on a felony DUI charge after being tailed by a citizen who called police after seeing the suspect’s erratic driving, police said.

The witness described seeing Nicholas Ray Hiler, 42, swerve between lanes, run over a median and drive over the yellow line Monday night.

The caller followed Hiler’s vehicle while on the phone with dispatchers, giving them a description of the vehicle and its location.

An officer found Hiler at Maple Grove Road and West Ottowa Drive, and pulled him over. The suspect was slurring his words and had glassy, bloodshot eyes, the officer reported. He was arrested after failing a field sobriety test, police said.

Police said this is Hiler’s second DUI arrest this week: the man was also charged after a Thursday night hit-and-run. When officers caught up with Hiler a short time later, he was intoxicated and had two young children in the car, police said.

He was charged with a misdemeanor DUI, leaving the scene of an accident, and two counts of injury to a child.

Hiler also has a 2009 misdemeanor DUI conviction after he was caught driving drunk in July 2008.

Because Monday’s arrest is Hiler’s third DUI charge, it is automatically a felony. The suspect was booked into the Ada County Jail, and will be arraigned in court Tuesday afternoon.

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