Man arrested for running into car head-on after attempting to hit bicyclist
Boise Police arrested a Boise man allegedly involved in an incident that took place on August 9. Police were called by a citizen with the report of a drunk driver near Vista and Kootenai in Boise and witnessed the man's vehicle stopped in the intersection with a flat tire.
The officers attempted to pull the vehicle over when "the driver... looked directly at officers and continued driving," said Boise Police. "The suspect vehicle was, swerving and almost struck the curb multiple times."
Police said the man, later identified as Christopher Boeller, 49 of Boise, intentionally drove at a bicyclist on the sidewalk, narrowly missing him. For the safety of the public, officers initiated a PIT maneuver and impacted the suspect vehicle, sending him it over the median. But Boeller did not stop, and according to police he instead rapidly accelerated, driving the wrong way into traffic, intentionally striking another vehicle head on.
Officers found a glass pipe and suspected met residue inside Boeller's pants pocket. Because he was undergoing medical treatment, he was not arrested immediately following the incident. Boeller was arrested on charges of Felony Aggravated Battery, Felony Aggravated Assault, Felony Eluding, Driving Under the Influence (DUI), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Resisting and Obstructing.