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Articles with the Tag: DUI

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...

Lake County law enforcement to target drunk drivers

LAKE COUNTY— From Aug. 13 – Sept. 1, 2014, the Montana Highway Patrol, Lake County Sheriff Office, and Polson Police Department will be out in force as part of the annual nationwide “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” crackdown on drunk driving. The crackdown will include increased high-...

Polson man swims to avoid police Polson man swims to avoid police

POLSON — Chilly water in Flathead Lake did not deter Todd Burland, 45, Polson, when he jumped into the lake at Boettcher Park as he was allegedly fleeing Polson Police.  The original call from dispatch was on Nov. 5 at about 7:35 p.m. to a Main Street parking lot where a vehicle was high-center...

Local charged with 10th DUI

POLSON — A 67-year-old Polson-area resident with nine DUI convictions under his belt was charged with a 10th last week in Lake County District Court. Gerald Johnson, an employee of the Jolly Pack Rat secondhand store, whose driver’s license bears an Oldtown, Idaho, address, pleaded not guilty to ...

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