Car plows into business sign, 19-year-old driver in custody

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BOISE, Idaho (KBOI) - A 19-year-old drunk driver was arrested Monday morning after he drove a vehicle into a gas station sign and then fled the scene, Boise Police say.

Dispatchers say it happened just after 4 a.m. at the intersection of Ustick and Cole Road in Boise.

Officers say the driver of the car, 19-year-old Robert Hermann, missed the turn and plowed into a sign in front of the Stinker. As a Boise Police officer arrived, officials say Hermann took off running but was quickly taken into custody.

Responding officers found the passenger of the car, identified as 20-year-old Benjamin Camba in possession of an open and partially consumed bottle of beer, a small amount of marijuana and two glass pipes with suspected marijuana residue.

Camba was given a summons to appear in court on the misdemeanor charges and released. Investigators on scene found paraphernalia inside the car and are questioning the driver and passenger about several attempted beer thefts at stores around the area.

The Boise Police Department is investigating this incident.