BOISE -- Police say a Meridian man who was on felony parole was drinking and driving with a handgun in his vehicle when he was arrested on Friday.
Officers say they spotted 44-year-old John P. Hoverson swerving across the center lane as he drove westbound on Emerald Street around 2:30 a.m. Friday.
According to Boise Police, Hoverson's vehicle "came within inches of striking a curb." They say Hoverson then tried to make a left turn, and nearly crashed into two parked cars.
Police say when they tried to pull him over, Hoverson then swerved into a nearby neighborhood, parked his car in the driveway of a random house and tried to run away.
However, Police say Hoverson didn't get far, and was arrested on the spot.
Police say Hoverson failed several field sobriety tests and registered a .11/.12 BAC at the Ada County Jail.
They also report finding a handgun and a 24-ounce can of malt liquor in his car.
A check through Ada County Records shows Hoverson was on felony probation, making the possession of a handgun a felony. Police say the suspect was also was currently suspended from driving.
Hoverson was booked at the Ada County jail on two felony charges for being a convicted felon in possession of a weapon and violating his parole. He was also charged with several misdemeanors, including DUI, eluding police, driving without privileges, and having an open container of alcohol in his vehicle.