Arrow-right Camera
The Spokesman-Review Newspaper
Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883

Man booked into Kootenai County Jail seven times on DUI charges

A Dalton Gardens resident was jailed Saturday after being accused of driving under the influence in Kootenai County for the seventh time.

Paul A. Hendzel, 54, was pulled over about 10 p.m. after callers reported that a reckless driver nearly hit several vehicles on Interstate 90 as well as near Hanley Avenue and Government Way, the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office reported in a news release.

When a sergeant attempted to pull over Hendzel’s pickup on Rude Street, the pickup pulled into a residential yard and spun around a tree before stopping in a driveway.

Hendzel was booked into the jail on a felony DUI charge. The sheriff’s office said Hendzel’s blood alcohol content was above .2. The sheriff’s office said he’s been arrested and booked into the Kootenai County Jail six previous times on DUI offenses since 1989.