Former Boise County prosecutor pleads not guilty to DUI, trial is set

Former Boise County prosecutor Jolene Maloney.
Former Boise County prosecutor Jolene Maloney. Idaho Statesman file

Former Boise County Prosecutor Jolene Maloney was arraigned on a felony DUI charge earlier this month in 4th District Court, according to court documents. She pleaded not guilty.

Judge Jason Scott set a trial to start at 9 a.m. Dec. 20. The trial is expected to take two days.

If found guilty, Maloney faces penalties of up to 10 years in prison, up to a $5,000 fine and a license suspension of one to five years.

Maloney was arrested early on the morning of April 8 after she was pulled over for speeding on Chinden Boulevard in Garden City. Breath tests measured her blood alcohol at 0.183 and then at 0.182, more than twice the legal limit of .08.

Maloney has two DUIs on her record, from 2012 and 2013. Idaho law calls for charging a third DUI in a 10-year period as a felony.

Maloney was appointed Boise County prosecutor in 2015 to finish the term of Ian Gee, who left the office for private practice in Boise. She left the position in April, and county commissioners appointed Ross Pittman to complete the term.

Katy Moeller: 208-377-6413, @KatyMoeller