Man pulls fire alarm, charged with 5th DUI

2013-02-25T17:51:00Z 2013-06-06T12:11:06Z Man pulls fire alarm, charged with 5th DUIGazetet Staff The Billings Gazette

A man who prosecutors said became angry at a family gathering and pulled a hotel fire alarm was arrested a short time later for felony drunken-driving.

Daniel Edward Turnsplenty, 34, was charged Monday in Yellowstone County Justice Court with felony DUI and misdemeanor counts of driving without a valid license and disorderly conduct.

A judge set bond at $10,000 after a prosecutor said Turnsplenty has four prior DUI convictions. He was ordered to appear March 4 for arraignment in District Court.

Turnsplenty was arrested Saturday after police were called to a disturbance at a hotel on Mullowney Lane. Witnesses said Turnsplenty had arrived at a family gathering intoxicated and became argumentative when he was told he could not leave with his children.

Before leaving, Turnsplenty activated a fire alarm in the hotel.

Officers stopped his pickup truck a short time later. Turnsplenty performed poorly on a sobriety test and refused to provide a breath sample. A blood sample was taken and sent to the state crime lab.

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  1. KowgirlKaitlynn
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    KowgirlKaitlynn - February 28, 2013 4:19 pm
    It would be even worse if instead of a cross from his neck, he had his rainbow lifestyle necklace on.
  2. Sold
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    Sold - February 26, 2013 6:40 pm
    Lets give a hand for this winner......glad his family wouldn't let him drive drunk with his kids. Lets just give him some dry out time, let the family relax so they don't have to worry that hes out driving drunk ...again.
  3. Bambam
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    Bambam - February 26, 2013 2:50 pm
    the neckless tells me all i need to know about this idiot.
  4. rainbowed
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    rainbowed - February 26, 2013 1:20 pm
    As old as the christian marketing? Like the "awesome" necklace this dude has on? You have no idea what getting old means.
  5. shpadoinkleday
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    shpadoinkleday - February 26, 2013 12:21 pm
    Ed, we all get it... you are an athiest. Your comments are getting old
  6. rainbowed
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    rainbowed - February 26, 2013 10:56 am
    Too bad his god couldn't make things better.
  7. imagecarver
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    imagecarver - February 26, 2013 9:53 am
    It is normal behavior for this guy. Glad he finally got caught before he hurt someone.
  8. go griz
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    go griz - February 26, 2013 2:14 am
    Big surprise! Shocking behavior! LOL....not! I agree....good job by the family.
  9. Mr Clean
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    Mr Clean - February 25, 2013 9:01 pm
    My, my, my! Daniel, do we need a timeout for anger management? I bet this wasn't your first time!
  10. TeresaML
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    TeresaML - February 25, 2013 8:45 pm
    I agree, good job, family!
  11. jubjubs
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    jubjubs - February 25, 2013 7:51 pm
    Glad his family wouldn't let him take his children.

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