Kip L Johnson | Bonneville County Jail
IDAHO FALLS — A Shelley man is behind bars after a reported hit-and-run DUI crash in Idaho Falls on Tuesday afternoon.
Bonneville County Sheriff’s Workplace spokesman Bryan Lovell says round 4:30 p.m., somebody known as 911 concerning the crash close to Sunnyside Highway and Rollandet Road. The witness mentioned a person, later recognized as Kip L. Johnson, 59, hit his automobile, after which they acquired into a short confrontation because the witness unsuccessfully tried to maintain Johnson on the scene.
Johnson advised the witness he had been ingesting after which proceeded to get again into his automobile and drove away, based on a sheriff’s workplace information launch. Dispatchers broadcast an outline of Johnson’s automobile, and deputies noticed him close to Sunnyside and Hitt roads.
Deputies tried to cease Johnson, who reportedly pulled onto a sidewalk, however refused to take heed to deputies’ instructions to get out of his automobile. Johnson then drove off once more, going into the oncoming lanes of site visitors on Sunnyside.
Many deputies arrived within the space, and site visitors pressured Johnson to cease on the intersection of Ammon and Sunnyside Roads. With Johnson refusing to get out of his automobile, deputies bodily eliminated him from the motive force’s seat and positioned the automobile in park.
“At the moment, deputies famous Johnson smelled very strongly of an alcoholic beverage as he continued to be uncooperative,” Lovell mentioned within the information launch.
Johnson was taken to an area hospital for a blood pattern as a part of a DUI investigation. He was then booked into the Bonneville County Jail on a felony DUI cost due to earlier felony and DUI convictions. Deputies additionally booked him on misdemeanor resisting, driving with no license and eluding a police officer.
The Idaho Division of Correction lists Johnson on felony probation till 2026 for felony DUI. He was launched from jail on a DUI cost in November 2020, based on IDOC.
An preliminary look in courtroom for Johnson is anticipated Wednesday afternoon.