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Deputies investigating possible DUI that led to two-car crash

UPDATE 12.12.17: A 35-year-old Idaho Falls man was arrested for aggravated DUI after an injury crash occurred at the intersection of 45th E. and 65th S. around 2:30 p.m. Saturday.

Deputies found Jose Armando Farius-Maldonaldo was driving his Dodge Caravan on 45th E. when he failed to yield in the intersection to a Volkswagon Passat traveling on 65th S. resulting in a collision between the two.
The Volkswagon was driven by a 43-year-old woman who had a 5-year-old passenger.

Officials report the child was not injured; however, ambulance personnel transported the woman to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center with significant injuries.

Deputies found evidence of alcohol use in Farius-Maldonaldo’s vehicle and indications that he was impaired.

Farius-Maldonaldo was transported to EIRMC for medical clearance due to a fractured rib and foot, and then was taken to the Bonneville County Jail.

While at the jail, Farius-Maldonaldo was given a breath test which indicated a .15 and .16 BAC, which is almost twice the legal limit.

Farius-Maldonaldo was then booked into jail for Aggravated Driving Under the Influence, a felony, along with misdemeanor charges of Possession of an Open Container of Alcohol and Failure to Purchase a Driver’s License.


Bonneville County deputies are investigating a two-car crash that happened Saturday afternoon. The crash happened at 65th South and Crowley Road in Bonneville County.

The Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office said one car with a mother and her 5-year-old daughter t-boned another car, that failed to yield at the intersection. The driver that failed to yield was a male and was taken to the hospital with a few possible broken bones, but overall minor injuries. The woman was also treated for a few broken bones, but nothing life threatening. Her child was seat belted in the backseat and was okay with a minor seat belt bruise and small head bump. The mother was also wearing her seatbelt.

The male driver of the other car was released from the hospital and taken to jail where he was booked on suspicion of DUI. Deputies are still investigating. No names have been released.

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