Lewiston police arrested a Clarkston man for investigation of felony DUI after he allegedly crossed the centerline on the Blue Bridge and hit a car head-on.
Darrell G. Nedrow, 66, was charged Monday with DUI and misdemeanor driving without privileges, reckless driving and driving a vehicle with a restricted license. Nedrow posted a $20,000 bond and has a preliminary hearing set for Wednesday.
Court records indicate Nedrow was driving west across the Interstate Bridge and crossed into oncoming traffic Friday at about 5 p.m. The roadway was blocked for about an hour.
Nedrow drove a 2005 Chevrolet Tahoe and drifted into oncoming traffic, hitting an eastbound 2002 Toyota Tacoma, according to records. The other driver was reportedly uninjured.
Nedrow was uninjured and told police he has seizures and “blacks out,” so he is not allowed to have a driver’s license, according to records. He said he left a Lewiston bar after having four beers and “blacked out” when he went into oncoming traffic. He later had a blood-alcohol concentration of 0.170 and 0.167 in two breath tests, according to records.
Nedrow has two prior DUI convictions, one in Washington from February 2016 and one in Idaho in November 2012, according to records.
Felony DUI is punishable by up to 10 years in prison, having driving privileges suspended for at least one year and up to four years and have an ignition interlock device installed upon relicensing.