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Man arrested for excessive DUI and injury to child

Bonneville County deputies were called to the area of E. Iona Rd. and Goldenrod Dr. where dispatch was receiving calls from citizens about a vehicle traveling eastbound with a possible intoxicated driver Saturday around 11:40 p.m.

Dispatch advised deputies the caller was following the vehicle and observed it drive off the road and run stop signs.

At one point, deputies were advised the vehicle pulled into a driveway, and a male driver got out and began to urinate until he noticed that people were watching.

With the help of dispatch, the callers guided deputies to Bone Road where a deputy stopped the vehicle near the intersection with Lincoln Road.

Deputies identified the driver as 36-year-old Richard A. Gibson of Idaho Falls and found he had a 9-year-old male passenger in the vehicle with him.

Deputies talked with Gibson and found him to exhibit multiple signs of intoxication and began field sobriety testing. Deputies administered a breath test to Gibson which showed a result of almost three times the legal limit.

Gibson was placed under arrest and transported to the Bonneville County Jail where he was booked for misdemeanor charges of excessive driving under the influence and injury to child. Deputies located the mother of the boy and assisted in getting him to her safely.

News Team

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