Jeff Platt of KBOI-TV is the latest winner of a coveted Dope Reporter award for an innocent mistake last week. He was nominated by GUARDIAN reader Eric Oden.
While standing at HORSESHOE BEND ROAD and STATE street he reported on plans for the modification of an intersection more than a mile away at EAGLE ROAD and STATE.
Platt was talking about an INNOVATIVE DESIGN by the Idaho Transportation Department, but he apparently used a GPS to reach his location.
While his location was “HWY 44 and 55,” the intersection in question (Eagle and State) is also HWY 44 and 55, but NOT Horseshoe Bend Road. Honest mistake, but difficult for viewers.
911 Dispatchers also get calls for the “Orchard exit on the freeway,” which could be near Gowen Field or 15 miles east at the Orchard military training range near the Stage Stop. To add to the confusion on that one, Gowen Road crosses the freeway twice as well at either end of the airport.
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