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Police: Suspected DUI driver caused string of Meridian hit-and-runs, multiple-vehicle crash

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The driver believed to be responsible for several hit-and-run crashes across Ada County on Tuesday morning has been identified as 20-year-old Daniel Edison, according to police.

A crash at 7 a.m. Tuesday involving multiple vehicles near the intersection of Cole Road and Emerald Street caused traffic delays after three earlier hit-and-run crashes, all believed to be caused by Edison.

Idaho State Police reported that Edison has been cited for driving under the influence and was taken to a Boise hospital with multiple injuries. Because he was hospitalized, he has not been booked into Ada County Jail.

The first hit-and-run crash occurred on eastbound Interstate 84, near Linder Road in Meridian, according to ISP. Edison, of Nampa, was believed to be the driver.

According to the Meridian Police Department, the driver of a blue Hyundai Tiburon hit a Suburban on I-84 near milepost 43, and then hit a van on the exit of Meridian Road and I-84. The driver then proceeded north on Meridian Road and ended up eastbound on Franklin Road before hitting two vehicles at Franklin and Eagle roads.

Police say the driver continued east and then north on Cole Road before becoming involved in the collision at Cole and Emerald Street. The male driver and a female passenger had to be extricated from the vehicle, according to police.

Southbound Cole at Fairview Avenue was temporarily blocked by Boise police as debris was cleared from the road.

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