Driver slapped with felony after 2 DUI arrests in week, BPD says

Driver slapped with felony after 2 DUI arrests in week, BPD says
BOISE, Idaho (KBOI) - A 42-year-old Boise man has been busted for felony DUI after his second arrest in less than a week.

Boise PD says a citizen was following a driver that had just went over a median, was swerving between lanes and driving down the yellow line. The caller helped give dispatchers a location of the driver, later identified as Nicholas R. Hiler, near Maple Grove and Ottowa.

Officers say Hiler smelled of booze, had glassy and bloodshot eyes and had slurred speech. Monday night's DUI charge, BPD says, was his third, which made the arrest a felony.

Officers say he was arrested for DUI on Thursday of last week after he hit a vehicle near Maple Grove and Overland, but failed to exchange information with the other driver.

Witnesses also told officers the suspect had two young children in the car with him at the time of the collision. Officers soon caught up with Hiler and, after investigating, arrested him on misdemeanor DUI, leaving the scene of an accident and two counts of injury to a child.

Hiler had his first DUI in 2009.