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Articles with the Tag: DUI

Pablo woman charged in grandson’s death Pablo woman charged in grandson’s death

A 54-year-old Pablo woman has been charged in the death of her 2-year-old grandson.  Lorraine Ramirez was charged with vehicular homicide while under the influence and is being held on a $125,000 bond in the Beaverhead County Jail following a one-vehicle crash that took the life of Bakersfield, Calif...

Woman faces two child criminal endangerment charges Woman faces two child criminal endangerment charges

POLSON –A 30-year-old Browning woman faces criminal child endangerment charges following two separate incidents.  Rena Diachell Ladd was charged following a Sept. 8, 2016 incident in which a vehicle crossed Montana Highway 35 and struck a utility pole. Minor children aged 2 and 4 were in the ve...

Man with 10 DUIs gets 10 years in prison  Man with 10 DUIs gets 10 years in prison 

POLSON – A 53-year-old man with 10 DUIs was sentenced to 10 years in the Montana State Prison last week for violating his probation.  Harlan Gerald Vaska of Missoula was sentenced by Judge Kim Christopher.  Prosecuting attorney James Lapotka said Vaska was cited for engaging in a bar fi...

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...


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