UPDATE: Suspect in fatal hit-and-run in Boise Friday has turned himself in

October 5, 2013 

— A man wanted by police in connection with the hit-and-run death of a pedestrian on State Street on Friday turned himself in Sunday afternoon.

Adam Drew Weinert, 24, has been booked into Ada County Jail. He is expected to be arraigned Monday.

Boise police say Weinert struck and killed a man crossing State Street on Friday and left the scene without stopping. A warrant was subsequently issued charging the Boise man with leaving the scene of a crash resulting in injury or death.

Eyewitness tips and evidence gathered at the scene led to identifying Weinert as the suspect.

Weinert is accused of hitting the man as he crossed State Street east of Collister at about 1:15 a.m., then driving away. The victim was struck in the westbound lane of the road.

The victim, who has not yet been publicly identified, was taken to a local hospital. He died from his injuries, police said.

Weinert is believed to have driven a light gold Ford Ranger pickup at the time of the incident.

A home owned by a member of Weinert's family is less than three miles northwest of the crash site. A call to that residence Saturday afternoon brought a recording saying the number had been disconnected.

It was the second hit-and-run death on State Street in eight days. Bicyclist Victor Haskell, 53, was struck and killed on State Street at North 30th Street. That crash site is about a mile and a half southwest from where the man was killed Friday.

In that crash, Gavin Bradford Haley, 31, gave himself up a day later. He is charged with leaving the scene of an accident resulting in an injury or death. He posted $250,000 bond on Tuesday and was released from the Ada County Jail.

Braley is scheduled for a preliminary hearing Wednesday in Fourth District Ada County Court.

Weinert has a number of criminal and motor vehicle convictions.

A judge retained jurisdiction after Weinert was convicted of possession of a controlled substance in November 2010. Weinert was originally sentenced to two to seven years on that charge, but was released on probation after spending six months in prison in the rider program. In 2012,

Weinert was placed in a drug court program following a probation violation in 2012. A second violation, in Sept. 2012, led to him being discharged from Drug Court and sent back to jail. It was unclear today from the online Idaho court repository how much time he spent before being released.

Weinert was also convicted of use of drug paraphernalia in 2012; resisting or obstructing officers, placing debris on public or private property and contempt of court, all in 2010; failure to yield the right of way in 2009; and failure to provide proof of insurance in 2006.


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