Boise man arrested after alleged drunk driving leads to crash
Boise Police were called Friday night, Dec. 7, just before midnight, by a citizen reporting of a vehicle driving erratically and speeding near North 28th and Hill Road. When officers arrived, they found the car near 34th and Good Street.
"As officers approached, the vehicle fled at a high rate of speed making several turns in an attempt to evade police," said Charled McClure with the Boise Police Department. "At one point officers observed the vehicle blow a stop sign and estimated the driver's speed in excess of 80 miles per hour in a 30 mile per hour zone."
When officers arrived near Taft and 28th Streets, they found that the suspect vehicle had lost control, gone off the road, struck a chain link fence and the bank of the canal. Police said the suspect, identified as Matthew C. Wilbur, 37 of Boise, and said he looked very intoxicated. He was checked by paramedics at the scene and according to McClure, a blood draw was performed for later evidentiary testing.
Police checked Wilbur's record and found that his license is currently suspended from driving. He was charged with Felony Driving Under the Influence, Felony Eluding and Driving Without Privileges.