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Articles with the Tag: DUI

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...

Teen sentenced in school bus DUI case Teen sentenced in school bus DUI case

RONAN — A Bigfork teen sobbed and thanked the judge for giving him a second chance after he was sentenced for hitting a Polson school bus filled with 10 children and one driver in May.  On July 22, Daniel Fellows, 19, after previously pleading guilty to two counts of felony criminal endangermen...

State increases DUI fines, enforcement

News from the Montana Department of Transportation Soon Montana’s lakes, parks and city streets will be full of people celebrating Independence Day. To prevent those celebrations from ending in disaster and death on Montana roadways, the Montana Department of Transportation is working with law enfor...

Supreme court upholds sentence

HELENA – A Lake County man will continue serving a 25-year sentence, with 10 of those years suspended, for felony driving under the influence after the Montana Supreme Court refused to grant an appeal on April 7.  Wayne TwoTeeth, 48, was sentenced to the Montana State Prison on Jan. 9, 2014 for...

Lozeau mulls possible 40-year sentence Lozeau mulls possible 40-year sentence

 POLSON – A Ronan man accused of killing his brother in June 2014 spent last week mulling a 40-year sentence proposed by Lake County District Judge James Manley on March 18.  Manley said Harry Lozeau, 54, has a chance to reject the sentence and go to trial after he agreed to a plea bargain...

Be a saint — drive sober Be a saint — drive sober

News from Lake County Buckle Up and DUI Task Force POLSON — St. Patrick’s Day brings to mind shamrocks, leprechauns, pots of gold, and good luck. But no amount of luck can save you from a drunk-driving crash. Unfortunately, March 17 has become a deadly day in the United States, with a dramatic...

Hawk charged with negligent homicide Hawk charged with  negligent homicide

 NINEPIPE — A St. Ignatius man was charged with negligent homicide Friday in Lake County justice court in the alleged accidental shooting death of 3-year-old Lonato Oliver Ian Moran-Allen.  According to Lake County Undersheriff Dan Yonkin a 911 call came it at approximately 8:20 p.m. on Oc...

Drunken driver will remain imprisoned Drunken driver will remain imprisoned

HELENA – The Montana Supreme Court on Aug. 13 denied the appeal of a habitual drinking and driving offender from Lake County who claimed he was illegally sentenced.  Dillard Cody Miller, 68, is currently serving a 10-year sentence in the Crossroads Correctional Center in Shelby for a felony con...


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