Police: Drunk driver nearly hit deputy before crashing into his car

Crime Watch

A Bonneville County Sheriff patrol vehicle was damaged after officials say a drunk driver crashed into it Friday night. | Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office

BONNEVILLE COUNTY — A man nearly hit a sheriff deputy before crashing into a patrol car and refusing to stop, according to Bonneville County Sheriff Sgt. Bryan Lovell.

Everardo Tores-Olivares, 39, was arrested on a misdemeanor driving under the influence charge.

Lovell says deputies were directing traffic at the intersection of 49th North and North Ammon Road Friday night following the Civil War football game between Bonneville and Hillcrest high schools. The area was well-lit and flares, along with flashing police lights, were being used to notify motorists to drive slowly.

“He came through and didn’t even acknowledge the deputies,” Lovell says. “He nearly hit a deputy and kept driving into his car. Then he drove into a neighborhood and stopped on somebody’s lawn.”

Tores-Olivares drove from the lawn and into the parking lot of a nearby school where a deputy was waiting, according to Lovell.

“He was so drunk that the deputy had to open the door of the vehicle and turn it off,” Lovell tells EastIdahoNews.com.

Tores-Olivares was booked into the Bonneville County Jail.

Lovell says less than 10 minutes after the incident, another drunk driver stopped and parked on an orange cone in the traffic patrol area. The incidents appear unrelated.