BOISE — A Boise Police detective has been placed on paid suspension following his arrest on a DUI charge last month.
Det. Jim Adams, 47, was arrested by the Canyon County Sheriff's Office Aug. 23.
According to Boise Police, the sheriff's office responded to a call for service near Boehner Road and Fargo Road in Wilder just after 10:30 p.m. that night.
Adams, a 16-year veteran of BPD, was off-duty and driving his personal vehicle when deputies made contact with him, police say. He was arrested for misdemeanor DUI, booked into the Canyon County Jail, then released.
According to a Boise Police spokeswoman, Adams immediately contacted his chain of command about his arrest. He was suspended from the department the same day.
In addition to his work in Boise Police's Special Victim's Unit, Adams also serves as the vice president for the Idaho Fraternal Order of Police.
Adams has pleaded not guilty to the misdemeanor DUI charge, and is due back in court Oct. 25 for a pre-trial. In addition to the criminal case, Boise Police is conducting its own internal review into the situation.