After making 5 DUI arrests this previous Halloween weekend, the Blaine County Sheriff’s Workplace is worried about extra intoxicated drivers getting behind the wheel.
Based on Sheriff Steve Harkins, two out of the weekend’s 5 DUI arrests in Blaine County have been felonies, with one linked to felony drug fees.
Thus far this 12 months, Blaine County—with two full months left—has already seen as many DUI arrests because it did in all of 2020, Harkins stated.
“We can not stress this sufficient. Each time you get behind the wheel after you’ve been ingesting, you’re risking your life or the lifetime of another person,” he acknowledged in a Tuesday information launch. “No matter it takes, by no means drive impaired.”
Two charged with felony DUI
Based on a probable-cause for arrest affidavit written by BCSO Deputy Dallas Faile, the weekend’s first felony arrest occurred in Ketchum round 1:47 a.m. Sunday morning when Faile noticed 23-year-old Bellevue resident Kevin Cabrito end up of the Village Market car parking zone along with his lights out. Cabrito’s white Dodge Ram truck pulled onto the sidewalk in a “fast jerking method” when Faile initiated a site visitors cease, the affidavit stated. Cabrito subsequently failed a subject sobriety take a look at, the affidavit states, and Faile allegedly positioned marijuana in Cabrito’s automobile, a THC vape pen on his individual and a bag of cocaine in his pockets.
Cabrito was charged with felony possession of a cocaine, misdemeanor possession of lower than three ounces of marijuana and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. He was arraigned Monday in Justice of the Peace Court docket and later launched on a $750 bond.
Later, previous 9 p.m. on Oct. 31, round 9:11 p.m., BCSO Deputy Justin Madrid initiated a site visitors cease in Hailey close to the Foremost and Myrtle intersection after observing a northbound automobile “touching the double yellow line 4 occasions” inside a five-to-eight block span, based on a probable-cause for arrest affidavit.
The driving force, 35-year-old Rigby resident Karen Elizabeth Durand, displayed “crimson, glassy eyes,” “slurred, mumbled speech” and “gradual and torpid motion,” based on Madrid’s affidavit. Durand was subsequently arrested and charged with felony driving beneath the affect on account of two earlier felony DUI convictions, one in Blaine County in December 2016 and one in Madison County in September 2019.
Durand was additionally charged with misdemeanor possession of an open container of alcohol. She was arraigned Monday in Justice of the Peace Court docket and is at present being held within the Blaine County Detention Middle on a $100,000 bond, court docket paperwork present. ￼