A Nampa man whose blood alcohol level was four times that of the legal .08 limit on Monday evening led police on a short car pursuit before he was arrested, according to a Canyon County Sheriff’s Office press release.
Matthew Blake Huck, 29, is charged with felony counts of excessive DUI and eluding a police officer. An excessive DUI charge indicates a blood alcohol content of 0.2 or higher.
According to the release, dispatch received two 911 calls around 8 p.m. Monday of a possibly intoxicated driver near Homedale Road and Crystal Lane. The reports claimed a driver was crossing into oncoming traffic and nearly caused a head-on crash with a passing motorist.
Sheriff’s deputies found the vehicle near Homedale and Chicken Dinner roads, where they tried to stop the driver, later identified as Huck. Huck instead sped away from deputies, and a short pursuit ensued. Law enforcement was able to stop him near Orchard and South Florida avenues after deploying a spike strip.
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CCSO said Huck was arrested without incident, and his BAC upon his arrest was found to be four times the legal limit. He’s scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday at 1:30 p.m.