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.