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Man arrested for felony DUI after being found passed out in running vehicle, deputies say

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Jake Fisher | Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office

BONNEVILLE COUNTY — An Idaho Falls man was arrested for felony driving under the influence after a deputy found him passed out in a vehicle Saturday afternoon.

Jake Fisher, 39, has a suspended driver’s license and multiple prior convictions for DUI, including a felony conviction in 2018.

Deputies received a report around 2:45 p.m. of an intoxicated man driving a white pickup truck at the Conoco gas station near Fremont and Science Center Drive. The caller told the dispatcher the license plate number of the truck, which was registered to Fisher.

Officers arrived at the gas station but the truck was gone. A deputy was near the registered address shown on the vehicle and noticed it parked the wrong direction in front of the home. Fisher had his head down, passed out in the driver’s seat of the running vehicle with his foot on the brake while holding containers of alcohol, according to a Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office news release.

The deputy had to knock on the window to wake Fisher up and asked him to step out, the release says. The deputy said Fisher struggling to stay steady on his feet and when asked, he admitted he had been drinking.

Fisher was booked into the Bonneville County Jail for felony driving under the influence and misdemeanors for driving without privileges and possession of an open container of alcohol.