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Driver arrested for aggravated DUI after allegedly hitting teenage pedestrians

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AMMON — The Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a crash that injured two teenage pedestrians.

Deputies and Idaho Falls Fire personnel responded to the intersection of 1st Street and Nassau Drive at around 8 p.m. Wednesday for a reported vehicle versus pedestrian crash.

Deputies arrived and found a vehicle, driven by 32-year-old Leana Irma Rodriguez, had left the roadway and struck a 14-year-old pedestrian, according to a sheriff’s office news release.

The pedestrian suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to the hospital for treatment.

Witnesses tell that another 15-year-old teen was also hit during the encounter, but sustained only minor injuries.

In talking with Rodriguez, deputies observed signs of impairment and conducted field sobriety testing on the scene. Rodriguez denied using alcohol before driving; however, the results of breath testing on the scene indicated a level just over 1.5 times the legal limit.

Rodriguez was placed under arrest and transported to the Bonneville County Jail where she was booked for felony aggravated driving under the influence.

No further information is available.