BOISE, Idaho — The man charged in a series of hit-and-run crashes in a downtown Boise parking garage was on probation for a felony DUI at the time, prosecutors said at his Thursday hearing.
Demariea L. Dawkins, 27, is accused of hitting eleven vehicles on Valentine's Day, dragging one of them - a full-sized pickup truck - through the garage with his Mustang.
Prosecutors say Dawkins drove out of downtown and towards the Boise Depot after the collisions, ultimately crashing into a light pole 75 feet off the road and ditching his car.
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Investigators found an open bottle of Fireball whiskey in the Mustang's backseat. The car's registration came back with Dawkins as the owner, and witnesses picked him out of a photo lineup as the driver, prosecutors say.
The suspect was arrested in Idaho City Wednesday. He is charged with a felony count of malicious injury to property, as well as misdemeanors for reckless driving, failure to notify of a crash, and open container.
At Dawkins' initial appearance Thursday, prosecutors pointed to his prior driving arrests and asked Judge Daniel Steckel to set bond at $50,000.
Dawkins has three DUI convictions, and was still on felony probation for his latest DUI when the parking garage incident happened. He has also been arrested for a hit-and-run in California, and is accused of failing to follow the terms of his probation in that state, according to prosecutors.
Steckel ultimately set Dawkins' bond at $200,000 - four times the amount requested. Dawkins is due to appear in court again March 5.