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Articles with the Tag: Montana Highway Patrol

Answering the call Answering the call

POLSON — For such a busy place, Lake County Dispatch is deceptively calm and quiet. Two dispatchers with headsets are seated before two horseshoe-shaped desks placed back to back. They are in a 28 by 20-foot room with pale walls, industrial carpeting and two east windows that offer a glimpse of sky, tr...

Women survive two separate rollover wrecks

LAKE COUNTY — Authorities say seatbelts likely saved the lives of four women involved in two separate rollover accidents that occurred Aug. 19 on Lake County Highways.  Montana Highway Patrol Trooper Brian Casey said two local underage females were traveling west on Round Butte Road outside of ...

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-...

Arlee man dies in rollover

ARLEE — A 26-year-old Arlee man died in a single vehicle crash that occurred 1.5 miles south of Arlee on July 12.  Dakota William Charles Lafley was in a 1994 Ford Ranger when it rolled over on Jocko Road shortly after noon and ejected at least one of its occupants, Montana Highway Patrol Serge...

Woman dies after wreck in Ronan

RONAN — A woman has died of injuries sustained in a July 9 rollover wreck that occurred six miles south of Ronan near Ninepipe Reservoir at 10:10 a.m.  Vivian Thompson, 77, of Missoula, died after being revived in the ambulance on the way to St. Luke Hospital in Ronan and flown to Kalispell Reg...

Driver survives highway wreck Driver survives highway wreck

DAYTON — Truck driver Brian Gilliam crashed the 18-wheeler he was driving into the front yard of two houses off Black Lake Road near Dayton on June 3. Gilliam was not injured in the crash, which happened about 3:30 p.m.  Gilliam, who drives for Mercer Trucking, Spokane, Wash., was heading south...

High-speed chase ends with shots fired, arrest

News from the Lake County Sheriff’s Office LAKE COUNTY — A Polson man was in custody Monday after leading law enforcement on a weekend high-speed chase across two counties that ended with shots being fired. The chase began at approximately 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 24 near Pablo, according...

Women lose lives in canal wreck Women lose lives in canal wreck

RONAN — Two female adults lost their lives early Monday morning off Canyon Mill Road when the westbound vehicle, driven by Iva Skelton, 45 of Ronan, veered to the right, hit the canal bridge guardrail and landed upside down in the canal.  Skelton and passenger Karen Jore, 56, of Ronan, died at ...

Campaign boosts seat belt, child safety seat

LAKE COUNTY — Montana Highway Patrol and officers of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal Police are joining all local law enforcement in the 2014 Click It, Don’t Risk It seat belt enforcement mobilization to encourage all Montanan’s to buckle up. Additional patrols and focus toward ...

Seatbelt wearers honored after surviving wreck Seatbelt wearers honored after surviving wreck

POLSON — Two men who survived a three-car wreck north of Polson on Feb. 25 were honored on Friday with a Saved by the Belt award, presented by Diana Schwab, representing Montana Department of Transportation’s Buckle Up program, and Montana Highway Patrol Trooper Terry Rosenbaum.  Robert R...

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