Saturday, December 20, 2014

Crash east of Mountain Home Blocks traffic

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IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE
District 3 Patrol 700 S. Stratford Dr., Meridian 83642
(208) 846-7550
Fax (208) 846-7520

For Immediate Release: 12/20/14 9:08 PM
Please direct questions to the District Office

Shortly after 1:30 PM today, December 20, 2014, the Idaho State Police investigated a non-injury crash involving two commercial vehicles westbound on I84 at milepost 108, about 12 miles east of Mountain Home. Vaughn Clark, age 60 of Boise was driving westbound up Hammett Hill in a commercial vehicle with two trailers. John Wood, age 60 of Cambridge was also westbound in a beet truck. Wood was attempting to pass Clark on the left but had to go back into the right lane because there was a passenger car in the left lane. Wood then braked in an attempt to avoid striking Clark's vehicle but was unable to stop in time. Wood's truck struck the rear trailer of Clark's truck, causing it to become dislodged. The trailer came to rest in the lane of travel and blocked traffic for several hours. The crash is still under investigation.

DSP Initials EH/JH
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Thursday, December 18, 2014

Treasure Valley Law Enforcement Unite to Stop Impaired Driving While Conducting Virtual Ride-Alongs on Twitter

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Teresa Baker
Public Information Officer
Headquarters
700 S. Stratford Dr., Meridian 83642
(208) 884-7122
Fax (208) 884-7087

For Immediate Release: 12/18/14 at 8:20 a.m.

MERIDIAN - Law enforcement officers from across the Treasure Valley are teaming up to stop impaired driving this holiday season. The Boise, Caldwell, Meridian and Nampa Police Departments and the Idaho State Police, as part of the Treasure Valley DUI Task Force, are joining together to enforce impaired driving laws through the holiday season. Just as important as enforcement action is raising the public's awareness of the dangers of driving after drinking too much, using illegal substances or even taking over-the-counter or prescription medication that affect motor skills

"Whether you are under the influence of alcohol or drugs, prescription or fillicit, the message is the same, don't get behind the wheel," says Idaho State Police Sgt. Jason Cagle. "The holidays are a time to bring family and friends together in celebration and, unfortunately, we see all too often multiple families destroyed by a deadly crash when a driver should not have been driving."

The Idaho Department of Transportation's Office of Highway Safety (OHS) reports that in 2013, there were more than 1,425 impaired driving crashes in the state of Idaho. As a result of these crashes there were 96 people killed and 228 people who sustained serious injury. Almost 45% of all fatalities on Idaho's roads and highways were the result of impaired driving. While the number of impaired driving crashes was down 2% from 2012, the fatalities that resulted from those crashes increased by 32%. These statistics are so startling that increased patrols are funded by grants from the OHS between November 27th and January 4th.

The officers and troopers who will be on patrol in the Treasure Valley on Friday night will hear from Kendra Koch whose daughter Araceli, age 8, lost her father Val in an impaired driving crash in Twin Falls on July 14, 2013. Also on hand for the kick-off of the patrols will be the volunteers and staff from Mothers Against Drunk Driving Idaho.

The public will be able to follow along on patrols on Friday as many of the agencies will be conducting "Tweet-Alongs" from the front seat of their patrol cars as they participate in the 4th Global Police Tweet-a-thon on Twitter.

The Global Police Tweet-a-thon is a twice a year event that lasts for 24 hours in each time zone. Each agency participating across the globe uses the hashtag #PolTwt. ISP will share information from the road with our DUI Strike Team troopers beginning on Friday at 8:00 p.m. and ending on Saturday at about 2:00 a.m. Idaho State Police can be found on Twitter at @IdahoStPolice.

You can easily avoid a becoming a DUI statistic but you must PLAN AHEAD.

- PLAN not drink and drive before you start drinking. Alcohol impairs a person's ability to determine if they should drive. You can't count on making the right decision after you've consumed alcohol!
- Designate a sober driver and give that person your keys.
- Plan to call a taxi, a sober friend or family member to get you home safely.
- Offer non-alcoholic beverages when entertaining.
- Promptly report drunk drivers to 9-1-1 or *ISP (*477) on your mobile phone.
- Wear your seat belt. This is the best defense against an impaired driver.
- Friends don't let friends drive drunk or impaired. If you know someone who is about to drive while impaired, take their car keys and make other safe travel arrangements to get them home, or offer a spare bedroom or sofa to "sleep it off."

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Correction: Semi Rollover in Elmore County

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District 3 Patrol 700 S. Stratford Dr., Meridian 83642
(208) 846-7550
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For Immediate Release: 12/17/14 10:20 P.M.
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Corrected release is below.


On Wednesday December 17th, 2014, at approximately 7:07 A.M., the Idaho State Police investigated a one vehicle injury crash on I84 near milepost 123, in Elmore County.

Adelle Daigneault, 34, of Glendale, AZ, was driving eastbound on I84 in a red 2014 Freightliner pulling a Wabash trailer. Daigneault lost control of the commercial vehicle traveling off the left shoulder and into the median where it overturned. The commercial vehicle traveled back onto the roadway where it came to rest in the left eastbound lane.

Daigneault and her passenger Adam Daigneault, 36, of Phoenix, AZ, were both transported to St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center by ground ambulance.

Daigneault was wearing a seatbelt; Adam was not due to being in the sleeper berth.

The left eastbound lane was blocked for approximately 6 hours.

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Semi Rollover in Elmore County

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District 3 Patrol 700 S. Stratford Dr., Meridian 83642
(208) 846-7550
Fax (208) 846-7520

For Immediate Release: 12/17/14 7:10 P.M.
Please direct questions to the District Office

On Wednesday, December 17th, 2014, at approximately 7:07 A.M., the Idaho State Police investigated a one vehicle injury crash on I84 near milepost 123, in Elmore County.

Adelle Daigneault, 34, of Glendale, AZ, was driving eastbound on I84 in a red 2014 Freightliner pulling one Wabash trailer. Adelle lost control of the commercial vehicle and drove off the left shoulder into the median. The trailer and cab of the vehicle overturned. The cab of the semi came to rest on its side in the left lane of eastbound I84.

Adelle and her passenger Adam Daigneault, 36, of Phoenix, AZ, were transported to St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center by ground ambulance.

Adelle was wearing a seatbelt, Adam was not.

The left eastbound lane was blocked for approximately 10 hours.


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Driver Involved In Ten-Vehicle Crash Issued A Citation - Final Update

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District 3 Patrol 700 S. Stratford Dr., Meridian 83642
(208) 846-7550
Fax (208) 846-7520

For Immediate Release: 12/17/2014 6:25 p.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office

****Final Update****

Regina M. Jones, 52 of Boise, who was driving the 2004 Audi on Thursday December 11th, 2014 has been issued a citation for inattentive/careless driving.

The original press release is below.

lm/jw


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On December 11th, 2014, at 7:55 a.m. Idaho State Police investigated a 10-vehicle injury crash on Interstate 84, near the Meridian Road Exit.

A 2004 Audi was traveling west in the far right lane. The Audi was approaching slowing traffic when the driver attempted to change lanes to the left. During the lane change, the Audi struck a 2008 Mercury Mountaineer in the driver's side rear corner then pulled out in front of an ABF freight semi, pulling two trailers in the number three lane. The ABF semi struck the Audi sending it back into the far right lane. After being struck by the semi, it is believed the Audi was pushed into a 2008 Nissan Armada in the far right lane. The Nissan Armada was then pushed into a 2014 Honda Accord in the right lane. The ABF semi's steering was believed to be disabled by the impact with the Audi. The ABF semi then veered into the far right lane where it impacted a 2013 Kia Optima and the right cement barrier. One of the semi trailers then overturned. After being hit by the semi, the Kia struck a 1999 Ford Escort as well as a 1998 Chevy pickup. The chevy pickup was forced across the interstate and came to rest on the median Shoulder. After being struck by the Kia, the Ford Escort struck a beige 2001 Toyota Tundra. The Ford Escort also struck a 2012 Ford Focus in the far right lane.

Three people were transported by ground ambulance to local hospitals.

The Interstate was blocked from 7:55 a.m. until approximately 11:45 a.m.

This crash remains under investigation by the Idaho State Police. Charges will be filed at the conclusion of the investigation.

DSP Initials BJ / SG


****UPDATE****

The crash scene has been cleared and Interstate 84 has reopened to all traffic.

****End of Update****


DSP Initials SC / DA



At this time, Idaho State Police is investigating a Semi-Truck that has rolled on Interstate 84, westbound at the Meridian Road exit. Currently all westbound lanes are blocked by the crash.

Further updates will be released as they become available.

Drivers are encouraged to avoid the area if possible and expect delays.

DSP Initials SA / DO

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** FInal Update Fatality Crash ** One Vehicle Crash Westbound I86 near the Airport Way Exit 56

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Idaho State Police
District 5 5205 South 5th Ave.
Pocatello, Idaho 83204-2299
(208) 236-6466 FAX: (208) 236-6068

For Immediate Release: 12/17/14 10:25 a.m.

Please direct questions to the District Office

***** FINAL UPDATE *****

On Wednesday, December 17, 2014, at approximately 6:32 a.m., Idaho State Police investigated a one vehicle fatality crash westbound on Interstate 86 near milepost 55, near the Pocatello Airport in Power County.

Sean C. Byers, 23 of Moxee, Wa, was driving westbound in a 2002 Ford Ranger pickup on Interstate 86 near milepost 55, went off the left shoulder of the roadway, the vehicle rolled and came to rest in the median.

Byers succumbed to his injuries at the scene of the crash. Byers passenger, Laura E. Howell, 21 of Edgewood, Wa, was transported by ground ambulance to Portneuf Medical Center in Pocatello, ID.

Both Byers and Howell were wearing seat belts. Next of kin have been notified.

This crash is under investigation by Idaho State Police.

DSP Initials ks/sa


***** UPDATE *****

All lanes are now open.

DSP Initials ks / is

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Idaho State Police is currently investigating a crash in the east bound lanes of Interstate 86 near milepost 56, near the Airport.

Currently the eastbound lanes are blocked due to emergency personnel assisting at the scene. Please use caution in the area and expect delays. Further information will be provided as it becomes available.

DSP Initials ks / do

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** Update ** One Vehicle Crash Eastbound I86 near the Airport Way Exit 56

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Idaho State Police
District 5 5205 South 5th Ave.
Pocatello, Idaho 83204-2299
(208) 236-6466 FAX: (208) 236-6068

For Immediate Release: 12/17/14 8:13 a.m.

Please direct questions to the District Office

***** UPDATE *****

All lanes are now open.

DSP Initials ks / is

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Idaho State Police is currently investigating a crash in the east bound lanes of Interstate 86 near milepost 56, near the Airport.

Currently the eastbound lanes are blocked due to emergency personnel assisting at the scene. Please use caution in the area and expect delays. Further information will be provided as it becomes available.

DSP Initials ks / do

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