A driver has been charged with felony DUI and a number of other offenses for causing a multi-vehicle crash on Interstate 15. The crash resulted in injuries to a woman, although her injuries are reported as non-serious.
According to the details shared by the Idaho State Police, the driver who caused the crash has been identified as Shane Warr, 57, of Blackfoot. The crash which involved several vehicles including a semi truck occurred on Wednesday, February 3. It was reported to the authorities in the afternoon.
Warr was traveling northbound along the I-15 at the time. His vehicle was identified as a Freightliner semi-truck. As he was passing through Pocatello, Warr seems to have lost control of the truck. The semi then veered across the median and into the path of the oncoming traffic.
Once in the southbound lanes, the semi collided with at least two other vehicles. One of these was a 2015 Chevrolet Suburban and the second was a 2020 Ford Ranger. ISP identified the driver of the Chevrolet as Debbie Akers, 54, of Pocatello. Akers suffered minor injuries in the collision and was transported to the Portneuf Medical Center once first responders arrived on the scene.
The Ford Ranger driver was identified as Clay Hirschi, 23, of Pocatello. Hirschi remained largely safe in the collision and had no notable injuries to report.
After hitting the two vehicles, the semi-truck crashed into the guard rail and then beyond. It continued onto the hill bank by the roadside where it came to rest.
Preliminary investigations into the multi-vehicle crash on Interstate 15 by the troopers revealed that Warr had been driving the semi-truck under the influence of alcohol. He was charged with felony aggravated DUI, possession of a weapon while intoxicated, and misdemeanor possession of an open container of alcohol. He has since been arrested and booked into the Bannock County Jail.
If you’re arrested for any sort of drunk driving charge, make sure to call our office and ask for assistance from an Idaho felony DUI attorney as soon as possible.