A 26-year-old California man who rolled his SUV into a Meridian Road power pole and knocked it over is charged with DUI, the Ada County Sheriff's Office reports.
Witnesses told deputies that Sean K. Duncan’s southbound Toyota 4-Runner was swerving across all five lanes of Meridian Road, between Hubbard and Deer Flat roads before he lost control just before 10:30 p.m. Saturday.
The SUV rolled over as many as five times before it hit a power pole on the west side of the road, ACSO reports. The force of the impact knocked the pole and power lines on to the road, forcing closure of that section of Meridian Road so Idaho Power crews could fix the damage.
Deputies arriving at the scene smelled a strong odor of alcohol coming from Duncan, who failed field sobriety tests a short time later, ACSO reports. Duncan then took a breath test and registered a 0.178 blood alcohol content, which is more than double the Idaho limit for drivers.
Deputies arrested Duncan on a misdemeanor DUI charge and booked him into the Ada County jail. He posted a $2,000 bond and was released early Sunday. His first court appearance is set for Wednesday.