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State senator's attorney: Feds can't punish Augare because of plea in tribal court

State senator's attorney: Feds can't punish Augare because of plea in tribal court

HELENA — Federal prosecutors no longer have jurisdiction to try a state senator and Blackfeet tribal leader on drunken driving, reckless driving and obstruction charges after he pleaded guilty to the same crimes in tribal court, his attorney said in a new court filing.

November 04, 2013 6:35 pmLoading…

5 Montana reservations don't report DUIs to state

HELENA — Five of Montana’s seven American Indian reservations don’t report drunken-driving convictions to the state, and county prosecutors say the information void poses a safety risk for both repeat offenders and other drivers.

June 07, 2013 4:08 pmLoading…
Blackfeet judge expunges DUIs of senator's brother

Blackfeet judge expunges DUIs of senator's brother

HELENA — Months before a state senator and Blackfeet leader allegedly fled a sheriff’s deputy who suspected him of drunken driving, a tribal judge expunged two DUI convictions from the record of the senator’s brother and said the tribe shouldn’t have reported them to the state.

June 03, 2013 2:18 pmLoading…

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