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Articles with the Tag: DUI

Arlee man charged with 8th, 9th DUIs Arlee man charged with 8th, 9th DUIs

POLSON — An 88-year-old Arlee man was recently charged with his eighth and ninth DUIs.  Patrick Allen Pierre, a tribal elder with the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes, was arrested following March 13 and 24 incidents on U.S. 93 in which he had a blood alcohol content of .207 and .227, ac...

Court briefs for Jan. 4, 2017

Polson man charged with 7th DUI POLSON — Murnice Edwin Myers pleaded not guilty to DUI in District Court Dec. 28. Myers was stopped at the intersection of Highway 93 and Pablo Light Road in Pablo because his taillights were out. He performed poorly on field sobriety tests and could not blow an acc...

Briefs for Dec. 21, 2016

Alcohol compliance checks underway News from Lake County Sheriff Don Bell LAKE COUNTY — The Lake County Sheriff’s Office has partnered with the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, utilizing grant funding, to conduct Alcohol Compliance Checks upon retailers of alcohol...

‘Tis the season to expect holiday DUI patrols in Ronan

News from Ronan Police Department RONAN — As part of the national “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” crackdown, law enforcement agencies across Montana will deploy extra patrols for the specific purpose of deterring and detecting impaired drivers during the Holiday season. Saturation pat...

App developed to help curb drunk driving

BOZEMAN — A Montana State University alumnus took first place in a recent national entrepreneurship pitch competition for a mobile app he is developing to help curb drunken driving. Alex Crosby’s HERO app won the top prize in the competition, which was sponsored by the Blackstone LaunchPad and...

Drive sober or get pulled over

News from Ronan Police Department RONAN — As part of the national Labor Day “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” crackdown, law enforcement agencies across Montana will deploy extra patrols to prevent impaired driving during the final weeks of the summer season. Saturation patrols for DUI ...

Emergency responders make it real Emergency responders make it real

ST. IGNATIUS – Kaleb Durglo, 16, got out of a smashed car after driving drunk and looked at his dead friends.  “No, no, no,” he screamed when he saw them.  Mission High School students watched the mock crash scene with teary eyes on Friday. Senior Haley Carroll, 17, organize...

Officers equipped with new high-tech tasers Officers equipped with new high-tech tasers

POLSON — Imagine using the same cell phone today that you were using in 2001.  The Polson Police Department’s tasers are that old, but thanks to a $11,568.97 grant from the Lake County DUI Task Force, ten patrol officers have new updated tasers with advanced technology that will increase ...

Driver gets 5 years for vehicular assault

POLSON — A Polson man whose drunken driving caused a Missoula woman to be seriously injured last spring was sentenced Wednesday in Lake County District Court. Benjamin Alvin Morris, 59, Polson, was sentenced to the Department of Corrections for five years, none suspended with credit for time served,...

10-year prison verdict given for toddler’s killer 10-year prison verdict given for toddler’s killer

RONAN — A Ronan man was sentenced to 10 years in the Montana State Prison on July 29 for killing a toddler last year.  Galen Hawk, 26, was also ordered to serve 13 months in the Montana Department of Corrections after the first punishment was complete, with an additional three-year suspended se...


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