Mountain Home man arrested in stolen car for felony DUI
A 74-year-old Mountain Home man was arrested Wednesday night after being pulled over in a stolen car while appearing to be drunk.
Boise Police said they saw a vehicle listed as stolen out of Mountain Home near Cole and Ustick Wednesday night, Nov. 7, around 8:30 p.m. When officers stopped the vehicle in a parking lot, they noticed the driver appeared to be very intoxicated at the time and failed several field sobriety tests, but refused to take a breathalyzer test.
The driver, Ronald Whitaker, 74 of Mountain Home, had prior convictions for DUI and was also currently suspended from driving. Officers also recovered several prescription medications from Whitaker that did not have proper packaging or documentation.
Whitaker was arrested on charges of Felony Receiving or Transferring a Stolen Vehicle, Felony Driving Under the Influence, Driving Without Privileges and Possession of a Prescription Without the Proper Container.