A man was taken into custody by the authorities on November 30 after he was found guilty of an eighth DUI violation in Rathdrum. Authorities identified the man as Zachery T. Nosworthy, 34.
According to the details shared by the Rathdrum Police Department, Nosworthy was driving a truck along Interstate 90 when reports came in of his unusual driving patterns. Authorities were notified that the truck was traveling right along the centerline, and almost drifting into the other lane so that it posed a serious risk to other drivers.
Based on these reports, the RPD officers located the truck and then tried to stop Nosworthy. However, instead of stopping, Nosworthy drove into a private driveway in an attempt to flee. After leaving his truck in the driveway, he then jumped into the backyard having climbed the fence. He then tried hiding under the shed.
The police officers, meanwhile, sought and received permission from the homeowner to enter and apprehend the suspect. The officers entered the yard and detained Nosworthy as he was trying to hide.
Upon being apprehended, Nosworthy refused to consent to a breath sample. A blood sample was then collected from him after the authorities had procured a search warrant. He was arrested and escorted from the scene by the police.
Nosworthy was later charged with driving under the influence or DUI. This is his eighth DUI arrest and he faces a felony charge with serious penalties. He had previously been charged with four DUI convictions. These convictions took place in 2015, 2017 and 2020.
Idaho has stiff laws for third and subsequent DUI offenses. For the present conviction, Nosworthy can face up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $5,000. He is currently being held on bail with his bail amount set at $500,000.
If you’re arrested for any sort of drunk driving charge, make sure to call our office and ask for assistance from an Idaho felony DUI attorney as soon as possible.