A woman who was driving drunk on Interstate 90 at more than 90 mph was sentenced Monday in Yellowstone County District Court.

Meaghan Elizabeth Binkoski, 29, was ordered to serve a three-year deferred sentence, and pay a $1,000 fine, for felony criminal endangerment.

Judge G. Todd Baugh ordered Binkoski to serve a concurrent six-month jail term, with all but three days suspended, for misdemeanor DUI. He also imposed a concurrent $300 fine.

A second misdemeanor charge of having an open alcohol container in a vehicle was dismissed as part of a plea agreement.

Binkoski was arrested Jan. 5 by a Montana Highway Patrol trooper who received a report of a possible drunk driver near Laurel on Highway 310. A caller reported the driver was weaving all over the road and had nearly caused several crashes.

The trooper located the vehicle on Interstate 90 heading toward Billings at high speed. The trooper said the vehicle was going 91 mph.

Binkoski was stopped and showed signs of intoxication. She performed poorly on a field sobriety test and refused to give a breath sample. Two six-packs of beer, with four empty bottles, were found in her vehicle. 

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State courts reporter for the Billings Gazette.