Man accused of DUI, driving wrong way on I-90

2014-06-09T18:45:00Z 2014-06-09T23:25:07Z Man accused of DUI, driving wrong way on I-90by EDDIE GREGG egregg@billingsgazette.com The Billings Gazette

A man prosecutors say drunkenly drove the wrong way down Interstate 90 on Sunday made an initial court appearance Monday on multiple charges.

Jaymeson Earl Red Star, 26, faces a felony charge of criminal endangerment and misdemeanor counts of DUI and driving while license and suspended or revoked.

“These are pretty significant allegations of drunk driving,” Judge David A. Carter noted as he set Red Star’s bond at $25,000.

According to charging documents, a Yellowstone County sheriff’s deputy arrested Red Star after responding to a report Sunday of a wrong-way driver traveling west on the eastbound side of Interstate 90 near its junction with Interstate 94.

A deputy spotted the vehicle traveling the wrong way and maneuvered his patrol car to block other vehicles from getting into a head-on collision.

The wrong-way driver slowed and then tried to cross over the borrow pit to the other side of the interstate, but was again blocked by the deputy, court records state.

The deputy ordered the driver, identified as Red Star, out of the vehicle at gun point. Red Star had an “overpowering odor” of alcohol and showed other signs of drunkeness, charging documents state.

Red Star’s passenger, 21-year-old Shi Means, had warrants out for her arrest and was taken into custody.

A prosecutor said that Red Star was wanted for failing to register as a violent offender and has a 2011 conviction for felony robbery.

Red Star is scheduled to enter pleas to the charges in District Court on June 16.

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