By Seth Ogilvie and Melissa Davlin, Idaho Reports
Former state Rep. Brandon Hixon has been charged with driving under the influence and obstructing or resisting officers. Both charges are misdemeanors.
Hixon was arrested Saturday night around 7 pm by Meridian police and was booked into Ada County Jail Saturday at 9:10 pm. He has since bonded out, according to the Ada County Sheriff’s Office website.
According to a press release from the Meridian Police Department, a witness said Hixon was swerving and almost drove off the roadway.
Meridian Police attempted to pull Hixon over, but according to the press release, Hixon “refused to stop and continued driving before yielding.”
Once pulled over, Hixon refused to exit the vehicle. After he eventually was taken into custody Hixon was given a standard sobriety test. The test showed a blood-alcohol level nearly twice the legal limit.
Hixon is currently under investigation for alleged sexual abuse. These charges are independent of that inquiry, and no charges have been brought as a result of that investigation.