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Man sentenced to 15 years for police pursuit

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Posted at 1:38 PM, Mar 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-02 15:38:19-05

A Boise man has been sentenced to fifteen years in prison for felony driving under the influence and felony eluding police.

Adam Steven Weber, 36, was arrested on the evening of March 17th, 2015 after people contacted police about a vehicle driving erratically in Star, Idaho.

When deputies attempted to stop Weber, he fled Ada County Sheriff’s deputies at speeds of 100 mph before hitting a tree.

Weber refused to turn himself in and officers engaged with Weber for a two-hour standoff.

During the standoff, Weber pointed a black object from the vehicle while he threatened deputies.

When Weber was apprehended, officers found a flip style cell phone in the car, but no weapon.

During Weber’s sentencing, Judge Patrick Owen noted Weber committed the offense while out on bond for a different felony DUI incident.  The DUI was Weber’s fifth and Judge Owen commented that protecting the public was a priority.  Weber’s license was suspended for eight years which will begin after he completes his 15 year prison sentence.