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Man arrested for felony DUI blew three and a half times legal limit, deputies say

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The following is a news release from the Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office.

On July 5, at approximately 5:40 p.m., Bonneville County Sheriff deputies in the Ammon Division responded to an injury crash at the intersection of Ammon Road and 17th Street.

Witnesses advised one of the vehicles involved was a GMC pickup that was observed swerving just prior to the crash. Witnesses told deputies the male fell to the ground after exiting his vehicle and they began attending to him until deputies arrived.

Deputies identified the male as 67-year-old Ronald G. Nieweg of Idaho Falls and, while talking to him, found that he showed signs of impairment along with an opened bottle of liquor in his vehicle. Nieweg was checked by ambulance personnel and transported to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center accompanied by a deputy.

After medical clearance, deputies transported Nieweg to the Bonneville County Jail for breath testing to determine the level of alcohol in his system. Breath testing results showed Nieweg at approximately .28 BAC, which is three and a half times the legal limit of .08.

Nieweg was then booked into the Bonneville County Jail for felony excessive driving under the influence and misdemeanor possession of an open container of liquor.

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