Misty Dawn Simonson is being held in the Ada County Jail on felony counts of DUI and eluding arrest after she smashed her Mitsubishi SUV into a parked pickup truck on Amity Road late Thursday night — just moments after a deputy tried to pull her over.
The DUI arrest is Simonson’s third since 2006, making it a felony.
The incident began just before 11 p.m. when an ACSO deputy tried to pull the Mitsubishi SUV over near the Carrie Way/Amity Road intersection while investigating a report of a drunk driver. Instead of pulling over, Simonson sped the SUV up and kept driving east on Amity.
Simonson got about a ½ mile down the road, reaching speeds as high as 70 mph, before she crashed the SUV into a parked pickup truck.
Deputies detected a strong odor of alcohol coming from the 30-year-old Simonson, who admitted to drinking before the crash. She also had glassy and bloodshot eyes. A blood sample was taken for later evidence testing.
Simonson was treated at a local hospital before being booked into the jail Friday morning.
The crime of felony DUI is punishable by up to 5 years in prison and a one-year minimum revocation of all driving privileges once that person gets out of jail or prison, according to Idaho Code.