Man arrested in hit-and-run crash has extensive criminal record

Idaho StatesmanSeptember 28, 2013 

At the same time Gavin Bradford Haley arrived at Boise police headquarters Friday evening to give himself up, police officers were arriving at his northwest Boise home to arrest him.

Haley, 31, is accused of striking bicyclist Victor Haskell, 53, early Thursday at State Street near North 30th Street and leaving without stopping. Haskell, who resided in Garden City, was found on the roadway several hours after the 12:15 a.m. incident. He died later from his injuries.

Haley was taken into custody and initially charged with leaving the scene of an accident resulting in injuries. He is being held in the Ada County Jail. He is scheduled to be arraigned Monday afternoon in Ada County Fourth District Court.

Haley was arrested hours after Boise police released a detailed description of the suspect and the vehicle that struck Haskell. Police seized his 2003 Land Rover, which matched the vehicle description.

Haley has an extensive criminal record dating back to when he was a teenager in Cassia and Minidoka counties.

He was convicted of burglary in 2004 in Minidoka County and was sentenced to two to five years in state prison. However, the judge retained jurisdiction and released Haley from custody after four months.

As a juvenile, he was convicted of obtaining a controlled substance by fraud or forgery in Cassia County, possession of a controlled substance in Minidoka County and minor in possession of alcohol in Cassia and Bonneville counties. He was also convicted of inattentive/careless driving in Minidoka County.

Haley has numerous convictions for driving without privileges, driving with an expired licensed, failure to maintain auto insurance.

In Ada County, Haley was convicted in January of failure to register his vehicle. In 2009, he was convicted of driving without a license and without insurance.

A vigil was held this morning on the north side of State Street near 30th. Family members and friends remembered Haskell as a good man who attended daily mass two or three times a week and Sunday mass at St. Mary's Catholic Church.

Haskell worked as a dishwasher at Angell's Bar and Grill Renato and it's believed he was pedaling home from work when he was struck a few blocks from his church.

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