ADA COUNTY -- Boise County Prosecuting Attorney Jolene Maloney was arrested on charges of driving under the influence Thursday night.
Maloney, 40, has previously been convicted of two DUIs, making the latest charge a felony.
She was convicted of misdemeanor driving under the influence in 2012 and 2013, and received withheld judgments on charges of misdemeanor injury to a child and disturbing the peace in 2010.
According to a complaint, Maloney was pulled over for driving 52 mph in a 35 mph zone. Ada County prosecutors say the officer smelled alcohol coming from the vehicle.
At first, Maloney refused to perform field sobriety tests. Later on, she agreed and failed them all, according to prosecutors.
A breath test measured Maloney's blood alcohol content at .182/.183, more than double Idaho's legal limit of .08. She was arrested by Idaho State Police and booked into the Ada County Jail.
An attorney for Maloney told the judge during a first appearance Friday afternoon that the defendant had not resigned or been fired from her position as Boise County's prosecutor. A woman who answered the phone at the Boise County Prosecutor's Office earlier in the day declined to comment.
Several of Maloney's friends and coworkers were in the gallery to support her, her lawyer said. The defendant sat with her head bowed for much of the hearing.
The prosecutor is currently held on a $50,000 bond. The judge also ordered her not to drive, possess alcohol or visit bars while the case is pending.
It's unclear whether Maloney will be allowed to return to work if she bonds out of jail. She is due back in court April 22 for a preliminary hearing.
If convicted, she could face up to 10 years behind bars.