The Missoula County Sheriff’s Office has announced it will have extra patrols out tonight in conjunction with the Griz-Northern Iowa game, checking for drunk drivers. And today’s Missoulian has a great editorial on the same subject:
Here’s a suggestion for the newest Griz fan campaign: Let’s encourage designated drivers.
Last Saturday’s roster of [...]
The things you learn covering this beat. For instance, an “AB agent in the federal pen” apparently refers to a high-ranking member of the Aryan Nations group within the federal prison system.
We gleaned that nugget from this story by the Missoulian’s Keila Szpaller, about an arrest on drunk driving charges that quickly [...]
One of the saddest cases I’ve covered recently involved the death of 24-year-old Brian Beaver, a tourist from Washington state who was killed by a drunken driver as he walked along a Missoula sidewalk. The man convicted in that case, Brian Holm [in Kurt Wilson photo}, said he was driving that night because [...]
It’s not often a story about DUI involves good news. But a couple of weeks ago, we heard from Plains city attorney Rich Gebhardt, touting that town’s approach to DUI. A few phone calls made it clear that Plains indeed has reason to be proud:
Say it’s Friday night in Plains and [...]
The University of Montana quarterback, and son of NFL Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Montana, has pleaded not guilty to a charge of drunken driving.
A Missoula County sheriff’s deputy stopped Montana early this morning for speeding on Van Buren Drive in Missoula’s Lower Rattlesnake neighborhood:
Deputy Ken Guy was sitting in his [...]
The 2011 Legislature may be over, but a bunch of bills await action. Gov. Brian Schweitzer took care of one of them Saturday when he signed a bill creating a statewide “24-7″ program to fight drunken driving. Matt Gouras of the Associated Press has this one:
The program requires repeat DUI offenders [...]
There was a flurry of activity in the Legislature today, including the Senate’s approval of the so-called 24/7 plan to deal with the Montana DUI issue.
The Associated Press has the story:
The Montana Senate is endorsing Attorney General Steve Bullock’s proposal to crack down on repeat drunken driving offenders.
For the last couple of days, we’ve watched this story bounce around the Internet, getting a wider audience each time. Yesterday it jumped the Atlantic, getting space in the London Daily Mail.
Associated Press writer Matt Gouras has the details, along with this cogent assessment: “Hale’s speech was perhaps most surprising for [...]
Butte’s St. Patrick’s Day celebration is legendary for its, uh, exuberance. But the organizer of this year’s parade (posing with members of the Edmonton Police Pipes and Drums) allegedly took things a little too far, according to the Montana Standard:
Mollie A. Kirk, 61, of Butte faces a possible fourth offense [...]