A 16-year veteran detective of the Boise police department found himself on the wrong side of the bars in Canyon County August 23rd when he was arrested and charged with DUI (driving under the influence) in Wilder.
It looks like Jim Adams, 47, was involved in some sort of incident that prompted a “call for service” to the Canyon County Sheriff’s Office. We tried to find his mugshot on the Canyon jail website, but it didn’t show up. We talked to others who also were unable to find it, despite other DUI suspects showing up on the site.
With the possible exception of Canyon County failing to post the mugshot of Adams, it looks to us like the incident is being handled in a proper professional manner. We await an explanation from the Canyon sheriff. The mugshot of Adams was posted on the IDAHO PRESS website at 4:44pm Tuesday, so discussion regarding the photo is now moot.
Adams was booked into the Canyon County Jail on a misdemeanor charge of DUI and released. Adams immediately contacted his chain of command at BPD. He was immediately suspended with pay pending further internal investigation and the results of his Canyon County Court proceedings.
A Canyon County Sheriff’s deputy arrested Adams, after responding to the call for service at 10:32 p.m. on 8/23/18 near Boehner Road and Fargo Road in Wilder. Adams was off-duty and driving a personally owned vehicle when he was contacted by the CCSO deputy.
Historically the Boise PD has not fired officers for DUI offenses on the advice of legal counsel. Many professional delivery services, trucking firms, and airlines immediately terminate employees convicted of DUI for insurance reasons. After all you wouldn’t want a pilot at the controls if he had a judgement problem like drinking too much. Same is true for an armed officer.
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