A man was arrested by the authorities on Saturday, March 20, after a Pocatello motorcycle DUI crash involving a child. The crash occurred on the night of Saturday and was reported to the police at around 10:00 p.m. A preliminary hearing on the case is due to take place on Tuesday, April 27.
According to the details shared by the Pocatello Police Department, the man was identified as Anthony Craig Rentelman, 41. Rentelman had been driving a motorcycle with a juvenile passenger. He was traveling along Valleyview Drive when he appears to have lost control of his motorcycle.
Following reports from eyewitnesses, law enforcement officers arrived on the scene of the Pocatello motorcycle DUI crash. They found Rentelman lying on the ground close to the motorcycle. Rentelman had suffered injuries in the incident. The juvenile passenger traveling with him stood close to the crash scene.
As per a probable cause affidavit by the officers, Rentelman smelled of alcohol as the officers drew close to help him. However, he was not asked to undergo a field sobriety test as he was injured and in significant pain at the time.
Once the paramedics reached the crash scene, Rentelman was transported to the Portneuf Medical Center for treatment. At the hospital, officers asked Rentelman to take a breath test. He refused to take the test upon which the officers obtained a warrant to conduct a blood test before drawing blood samples from him.
After his treatment, Rentelman was taken into custody and transported by the officers to the Bannock County Jail. He was charged with felony DUI charges. This isn’t the first time Rentelman has been charged with felony DUI. He was previously charged for a similar offense back in 2016 which also resulted in injuries to a juvenile passenger. His previous conviction incurred him a sentence to the rider program.
A felony DUI charge in Idaho carries stiff penalties. An Idaho felony DUI attorney can help you defend yourself in case you are charged with this offense.