A Lewiston man has been charged with excessive DUI after he caused a crash. The incident took place earlier this week on the morning of Friday, July 16. It was reported to the authorities at around 2:30 a.m.
According to the details shared by the Lewiston Police, reports were received of an accident in the 1400 block of the 8th Street. The accident involved three vehicles, two of which were parked on the roadside. The third vehicle was identified as a Toyota pickup driven by the Lewiston man.
The driver of the pickup had apparently crashed into the two parked vehicles. The crash occurred at some speed which caused the vehicle to overturn and come to rest on its side. This caused the driver of the Toyota pickup to become trapped inside the vehicle.
Once the crash was reported, first responders from the Lewiston Fire Department arrived on the scene of the accident. They extricated the pickup driver from the vehicle and treated him for minor injuries.
The driver was identified as Tyrell Sturman, 34, of Lewiston. Sturman had apparently been driving under the influence of alcohol when he caused the accident. Once he was treated and released at the scene, the Lewiston Police conducted its investigations.
Preliminary investigations of the police revealed that Sturman’s blood alcohol concentration (BAC) was significantly higher than the legal limit of 0.08%. He was subsequently charged with Excessive DUI which is typically brought in cases where the offender registers a BAC of 0.20 or above.
The penalties for first Excessive DUI offense in Idaho include a jail time of ten days to 1 year, a fine of up to $2,000, mandatory license suspension of one year, and mandatory installation of ignition interlock device (IID) in all the vehicles operated by the offender.
For Boise drivers convicted with Excessive DUI, it is important to put up a robust legal defense with the help of a Boise DUI attorney.