POST FALLS — A person who was arrested for allegedly driving below the affect whereas concerned in two pending DUI instances is being held with out bond.
Nicholas I. Fuson, 42, is charged with driving below the affect, a felony. He’s additionally charged with driving with out privileges and possessing an open container, each misdemeanors.
Fuson has 5 prior DUI convictions, prosecutors mentioned, together with two in Kootenai County. One conviction occurred in July 2013. The opposite occurred in January 2021.
Prosecutors mentioned Fuson additionally has repeatedly failed to seem in court docket prior to now, leading to 18 bench warrants for his arrest.
Idaho State Police pulled Fuson over early Friday morning for an alleged site visitors violation.
Fuson was wished on a misdemeanor warrant for a parole violation stemming from a 2019 DUI cost.
Fuson additionally had a pending felony DUI cost, stemming from October 2020, based on court docket paperwork.
In February, Choose Ross Pittman ordered that Fuson be launched on his personal recognizance for the felony DUI cost.
On Friday, police mentioned Fuson offered breath samples of 0.14 and 0.13. In Idaho, a blood alcohol stage of 0.08 or extra is taken into account impaired.
A search of Fuson’s automobile allegedly yielded an open, partially full beer can that was chilly to the contact.
Police arrested Fuson on the scene.
Choose Clark Peterson revoked Fuson’s own-recognizance launch on Friday and ordered that he be held with out bail.
He additionally ordered that Fuson be held on $250,000 bail on the second felony DUI cost.
A 3rd DUI violation inside 10 years is a felony punishable by as much as a decade in jail.