A Carey man remains in jail following an arrest by an Idaho State Police officer on Oct. 11. Christopher Milford Wood, 42, faces a felony charge of excessive DUI, following four previous DUIs between 2008 and 2017.
According to a probable-cause affidavit written by Idaho State Police Trooper Travis Roberts, Roberts was traveling southbound on U.S. Highway 93 north of Carey when he observed a dark-colored pickup truck traveling at a high rate of speed. Using a radar device, Roberts allegedly clocked the pickup going 78 mph in a 65-mph zone and initiated a traffic stop.
The pickup stopped at the intersection of Laidlaw Park Road and Highway 93 and Roberts made contact with the driver, Wood, the report states.
“I immediately smelled the odor of alcohol emanating from the vehicle,” the affidavit states.
Wood allegedly admitted to having had one beer at lunch. Since the odor of alcohol was allegedly detected, Roberts initiated a field sobriety test. Before beginning the tests, dispatch confirmed that Wood had four previous felony DUIs, two in 2008, one in 2011 and the fourth in 2017, making the incident his fifth DUI charge within 15 years, the affidavit states.
Roberts placed Wood in handcuffs and placed him in the back of his patrol vehicle to complete a breathalyzer test, the report states. According to the affidavit, Wood had a blood-alcohol concentration of .244/.230.
As of Tuesday, Wood remained in the Blaine County jail and is scheduled for an arraignment in district court on Nov. 18.