On Saturday, August 27, 2023, at approximately 2:52 p.m., Blaine County Sheriff’s deputies initiated a traffic stop on State Highway 75 near Kirtley Street, in Bellevue, Idaho.
Upon investigation, Elia Guadalupe Pacheco, age 31 of Austin, TX, was arrested and charged with felony Driving Under the Influence, I.C. 18-8004(1)(A)(F), misdemeanor Possession of an Open Container of Alcohol, I.C. 23-505, and misdemeanor Driving Without Privileges, I.C. 18-8001.
Pacheco has two prior Driving Under the Influence convictions from Butte County, Idaho in February 2023, and Lincoln County, Idaho in May 2023, making her third DUI a felony.
Pacheco was arraigned in Blaine County Magistrate Court on August 28, 2023, where the court set a combined bond of $100,000. Pacheco remains in the custody of the Blaine County Detention Center as of publication time.
Blaine County Sheriff
Posted: 3:45 p.m. on September 5, 2023
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