PARMA, Idaho — A Caldwell man is facing felony charges after police say he crashed while trying to pass a car in a no-passing zone while driving under the influence with minors in the car.
Idaho State Police investigated the single-vehicle rollover injury crash Saturday night around 11:30 p.m. on the 2900 block of Sand Road just south of Parma, in Canyon County.
Aurelio Gutierrez, 40, of Caldwell, was traveling eastbound on Sand Road just south of Parma in a 2004 Dodge Ram 2500 when he tried to overtake a vehicle in a no passing zone. Gutierrez failed to negotiate a corner and rolled through a fence. The vehicle then came to rest on private property in a pasture.
The front passenger, Florinda Perez Villa, 39, of Caldwell, was taken by St. Luke's air ambulance to St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise. Two juvenile occupants in the back seat were taken by ground ambulance to the same hospital.
Perez Villa was not wearing her seatbelt. The two juvenile occupants were wearing seatbelts.
Gutierrez is currently in custody of Canyon County Jail for aggravated DUI and two counts of felony injury to a child.