July 8, 2019
RE: Male arrested for Felony DUI after crash
On July 5th, 2019 at approximately 5:40pm, Bonneville County Sheriff’s Deputies in the Ammon Division responded to an injury crash at the intersection of Ammon Rd. and 17th St. Witnesses advised one of the vehicles involved was a GMC pickup that was observed swerving just prior to the crash. Witnesses told Deputies the male fell to the ground after exiting his vehicle and they began attending to him until Deputies arrived.
Deputies identified the male as 67 year old Ronald G. Nieweg of Idaho Falls and while talking to him found that he showed signs of impairment along with an opened bottle of liquor in his vehicle. Nieweg was checked by ambulance personnel and transported to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center accompanied by a Deputy. After a medical clearance Deputies transported Nieweg to the Bonneville County Jail for breath testing to determine the level of alcohol in his system. Breath testing results showed Nieweg at approximately .28 BAC, which is 3 ½ times the legal limit of .08.
Nieweg was then booked into the Bonneville County Jail for Felony Excessive Driving Under the Influence and Misdemeanor Possession of an Open Container of Liquor.