BOISE -- A Boise man was arrested Monday morning after slamming his car into gas station sign at near Cole and Ustick roads.
Police say 19-year-old Robert Daniel Hermann was drunk when he plowed into the Stinker Store sign, flattening it. The wreck happened shortly after Hermann's yellow Nissan had been spotted by an officer.
That car matched the description of a vehicle called in as possibly being operated by a drunken driver. The officer lost sight of the car when Hermann turned onto Cole Road, police said, but came upon the crash moments late.
Police say Hermann jumped out of the driver's seat and ran, leaving his passenger behind, but was caught after a short foot chase. He failed several field sobriety tests, and was arrested.
Hermann's passenger, 20-year-old Benjamin Camba, was cited after police found an open beer bottle, a small amount of marijuana and two glass pipes in his possession.
The driver was booked into the Ada County Jail on misdemeanor charges of DUI, resisting and obstructing officers, and leaving the scene of an accident. He's set to appear in court May 27.