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Man involved in DUI involving injured child was given a rider for similar charge in 2016

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Anthony Craig Rentelman | Bannock County Jail

POCATELLO — A local man who was sent on a rider in 2016 for driving under the influence — has received new felony DUI charges following a single-vehicle crash in Pocatello late last month.

Anthony Craig Rentelman, 41, was arrested March 20 after officers responding to a crash found him and his juvenile passenger injured at the scene.

Police reports show officers from the Pocatello Police Department arrived at Valleyview Drive around 10:07 p.m. after receiving calls about a motorcycle crash, according to an affidavit of probable cause. Upon arrival, an officer found the juvenile passenger standing near the scene. The driver, later identified as Rentelman, was seen laying near the downed motorcycle in apparent pain.

Officers noted smelling alcohol emanating from Rentelman, but a field sobriety test was not administered, due to his injuries.

The passenger told officers that Rentelman had been driving south on Valleyview Drive when he lost control of his motorcycle.

Rentelman was transported to Portneuf Medical Center where he was treated for his injuries. While there, he refused to take a breath test. After receiving a warrant, officers requested a blood draw and received blood samples. After Rentelman was treated, he was arrested and booked at Bannock County Jail. He was released on his own recognizance Tuesday.

Rentelman was charged with felony DUI in 2016 after a different crash left a juvenile passenger injured. He was sentenced to the rider program after his conviction.

If found guilty, Rentelman could face up to 20 years in prison and $55,000 in fines. He is scheduled for a preliminary hearing on April 27.

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