Driver Who Rammed Boise Police Cars Shot by Officer
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Boise police say a suspected drunk driver rammed police vehicles Tuesday morning before being shot and killed by an officer.
Police say an officer made a traffic stop at about 2:15 a.m. after receiving a report of a drunk driver. Police say the male driver assaulted the officer with a sharp tool and sped away, nearly striking another officer. Police remained in the area and spotted the vehicle again at 2:40 a.m.
Police say that when they approached on foot the man began ramming officer's vehicles, including one that was occupied. Authorities say officer Rob Rainford fired once, hitting the driver. Police rendered first aid but say the man died on the way to the hospital. Authorities say they're reviewing video from the officer's body camera. The man's name hasn't been released.