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Posted on: May 28, 2019

Press Release – Speeding Leads to Felony DUI Arrest

On Sunday May 26, 2019 at approximately 10:47 pm, Salvador Gomez-Cruz, age 58 of Wendell, Idaho, was arrested and charged with felony Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, I.C. 18-8004(C), by deputies of the Blaine County Sheriff’s Office.

Gomez-Cruz was stopped for traveling in excess of the post speed on Highway 75 near the intersection of Highway 20 in southern Blaine County, Idaho. Gomez-Cruz was subsequently arrested for suspicion of Driving under the Influence. During booking, it was discovered he had prior DUI convictions in 2011 and 2012, making this his third in ten years. Gomez-Cruz was also charged with misdemeanor Open Container of Alcohol, I.C. 23-505. 

Gomez-Cruz remains in the custody of the Blaine County Detention Center pending arraignment,  

Sheriff Steve Harkins

Posted May 27, 2019 11:00 am

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CONTACT:    Holly Carter – Blaine County Sheriff’s Office (208) 788-5536    End.### 


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