Printed on: November 17, 2012

Man charged with DUI after late-night food run

By Clark Corbin
ccorbin@postregister.com

If only McDonald's delivered.

Fifty-one-year-old Nyle Cunnington spent Thursday night in the Bonneville County Jail after an ill-fated late night fast-food run through Idaho Falls.

At 10:52 p.m., Idaho Falls police responded to the intersection of North Corner and Walnut streets after witness Kyle Grimes reported he saw Cunnington crash into two parked cars. Grimes told police he tried to stop Cunnington but that Cunnington nearly crashed into him and his vehicle.

While officers were meeting with Grimes, they heard the sounds of additional wrecks coming from the direction of 11th Street. After officers investigated, they found Cunnington and pulled over his green 1998 Ford F-150 near the Idaho Falls YMCA.

Cunnington was intoxicated, failed a breathalyzer test and was booked on suspicion of DUI and 14 misdemeanor counts of leaving the scene of an accident and failing to report, police spokeswoman Joelyn Hansen said.

Hansen declined to disclose Cunnington's blood-alcohol level.

Police identified eight vehicles that they said Cunnington crashed into and damaged Thursday, but they believe there may have been more. Damage estimates for the cars were not available Friday.

Cunnington was driving from his home on the 1000 block of South Boulevard to a 17th Street McDonald's outlet and back home when the wrecks occurred. Hansen urged anyone else with vehicles damaged Thursday in the vicinity to call dispatchers at 529-1200.

Cunnington remained in the Bonneville County Jail on Friday.

According to Idaho Code Title 49, Chapter 13, leaving the scene of an accident is a misdemeanor punishable by revocation of an offender's driver's license for one year.