Idaho Police Sergeant Charged With DUI Twice In 3 days, Resigns


A Caldwell Police Sergeant has resigned from the city after being arrested for DUI twice within three days.

Caldwell Police Chief Frank Wyant confirmed Sgt. Adam Matthews’ resignation Monday.

According to a probable cause affidavit dated Thursday, June 15, a Canyon County Sheriff’s deputy was southbound on Middleton Road just south of Marble Front Road in Caldwell at about 8:30 p.m. when he saw a silver 2016 Ford Fusion briefly cross over the double yellow line and then swerve onto the road’s shoulder.

The deputy wrote that he waited for the Ford to pass him, then he pulled the driver over. Upon talking to the driver, later allegedly identified as Matthews, he reported smelling alcohol on Matthews’ breath.

Matthews allegedly denied drinking and when asked to exit his car to perform field sobriety tests, he allegedly had a hard time keeping his balance and had bloodshot eyes.

The former police Sgt. allegedly failed field sobriety tests and a breathalyzer test showed he had a blood-alcohol content of 0.19, over twice the legal limit of 0.08 in Idaho.

Then, according to the Idaho Repository, Matthews was arrested for DUI again Saturday. Both DUI charges are misdemeanors and the former officer’s first court appearance on one of the charges is set for June 20.

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