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Driver who crashed on Idaho 21 cited with DUI; 1st responders dodge 2nd DUI suspect

The car crashed off of the highway just north of the bridge over Lucky Peak, known by locals as High Bridge.
The car crashed off of the highway just north of the bridge over Lucky Peak, known by locals as High Bridge.

A car drove off Idaho 21 and down a cliff toward Lucky Peak Reservoir on Sunday night — but the car didn’t reach the water, Boise County sheriff’s officials said Monday.

The driver was cited for DUI and released due to injuries, though he declined transport by paramedics, Boise County Sheriff Jim Kaczmarek told the Statesman.

In a breath test, the man blew a .260 blood-alcohol content, three times the legal limit of .08 BAC. Blood-alcohol content that is .20 BAC or higher is considered an excessive BAC under Idaho law.

The name of the man was not released; he is a Garden City resident. No information was available Monday about the passenger who was in his Subarau Legacy.

The crash was reported at 9 p.m. It happened north of High Bridge near Milepost 18. A game fence prevented the vehicle from plunging into the reservoir, Kaczmarek said.

While responding to that crash, first responders had to veer out of the way of a car that was driving north in the southbound lane.

“That driver was arrested and taken to jail for DUI,” Kaczmarek said. “ She had a flat tire and was driving the wrong way down the highway.”

Her name was not released. Kaczmarek said she also submitted to a breath test and found to have a blood-alcohol level of over .20 BAC, or excessive DUI.

Katy Moeller: 208-377-6413, @KatyMoeller

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