Women struck by vehicle; driver later apprehended, charged

August 31, 2013 

A Boise man was arrested early this morning after two women were struck by a vehicle and the driver took off.

Joshua Hooker, 22, was stopped by an officer from the Boise Police Department at 12:25 a.m., 45 minutes after the women were struck near the intersection of Main Street and Capitol Boulevard, an Ada County dispatch supervisor said.

Hooker was taken to the Ada County Jail, where he was charged with leaving the scene of an accident where someone was injured and aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, He was also held on a warrant from Washington state for failure to appear.

At least one of the women was taken to a local hospital, the dispatch supervisor said. Her name and condition were not immediately available. It was unclear whether the other victim was injured.

Under Idaho law, aggravated DUI is defined as any person causing great bodily harm, permanent disability or permanent disfigurement to any person other than himself. If convited, Hooker could face up to 15 years in prison.

He is scheduled to be arraigned on Tuesday.

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