Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Witnesses Grab Keys From Suspected Drunk Driver at Boise Traffic Stop

Posted By on Tue, Nov 6, 2012 at 12:54 PM

Sharon Brodigan, 44, is charged with DUI.

Boise Police report that a pair of citizens grabbed the keys from a suspected drunk driver Monday afternoon and wouldn't let the suspect drive away until law enforcement arrived.

When Boise Police arrived at a gas station at the corner of Collister Drive and State Street, the citizens said they witnessed a driver accelerating to the point where the vehicle was causing smoke. The witnesses said the driver proceeded to slam on the brakes only to take off again at a high rate of speed, fishtailing into an intersection and ultimately stopping after driving over a concrete curb at the gas station. The witnesses said they jumped from their car, reached into the suspect's vehicle and removed the car keys.

The suspect, 44-year-old Sharon Brodigan, aka Sharon Shuster, of Homedale was booked on a felony DUI. She had a prior felony DUI in 2003.

Matthew Hacker, 46, is charged with DUI and driving without privileges.

Later Monday, Boise Police were called to a one vehicle crash near a gas station on the 4700 block of Eagle Road. When law enforcement arrived, the driver of the vehicle, 46-year-old Matthew Hacker of Boise failed field sobriety tests. Additionally, the officer found Hacker had previous DUI convictions in 2004, 2008 and 2010. Hacker's driving privileges had been indefinitely suspended after his last DUI.

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