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 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 [...]
Lots of stuff happening today in Helena that could end up affecting cops and courts.
Missoulian State Bureau reporter Chuck Johnson (@c_sjohnson) just posted this on Twitter:
Senate Judiciary Chairman Terry Murphy says he doesn’t think Senate will pass House bill repealing medical marijuana law.
And a news release from Attorney General Steve [...]
“Prescribing medication over the Internet … I think that’s bogus and I’m not going to allow it.”
Missoula County District Court Judge Dusty Deschamps, telling a defendant why he’ll have to have a doctor testify in court as to the necessity of using medical marijuana.
(Read the Missoulian story)
Image: Billings [...]
Montana legislators need “either do the job or step down and let the real men in the place make the tough decisions.”
Brian Beaver of Montesano, Wash., whose son was killed by an allegedly drunken driver as he walked along Brooks Street in Missoula earlier this month. Beaver tells the Missoulian he wants [...]