Man admits to DUI, obstruction charges

2014-04-08T13:49:00Z 2014-04-08T23:05:30Z Man admits to DUI, obstruction chargesGazette Staff The Billings Gazette
April 08, 2014 1:49 pm  • 

A man who prosecutors said fought with officers and was shocked with a stun gun during a drunken-driving stop admitted on Tuesday to a felony driving under the influence charge and a misdemeanor charge of obstructing a peace officer.

Scott Gordon Salisbury, 51, entered the guilty pleas in District Court as part of a plea deal that calls for a five-year sentence in the custody of the Montana Department of Corrections as a persistent felony offender and a six-months concurrent sentence for the obstruction charge.

The deal also calls for Salisbury to serve the remaining time, a little less than three years, of a suspended sentence he received in a 2010 domestic violence conviction, to run consecutive to the other times.

He was arrested on Dec. 4, 2013, after a Montana Highway Patrol trooper found Salisbury in a business parking lot. Charging documents say that he appeared to be intoxicated and fought with responding officers.

One of them used a stun gun to subdue Salisbury during the struggle, the affidavit states.

A breath test after showed that Salisbury had a blood-alcohol content of 0.195 percent, more than twice the legal limit of 0.08.

He has three prior DUI convictions.

Judge Gregory Todd set a sentencing date of June 16.

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