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Driving Under The Influence

Gazette opinion: Public safety makes the case for 24/7 Sobriety

Gazette opinion: Public safety makes the case for 24/7 Sobriety

The 24/7 Sobriety program keeps about 70 people out of the Yellowstone County jail every day.

August 28, 2014 6:00 amLoading…

Man sentenced for endangering son while driving under the influence

A Billings judge ordered three years probation for a man who endangered his 3-year-old son last November by driving under the influence in a car running on three tires.

August 14, 2014 5:54 pmLoading…
Man accused of crashing into roundabout while drunk

Man accused of crashing into roundabout while drunk

A man who prosecutors say crashed into a West End roundabout while driving with a blood alcohol concentration more than four times the legal

July 28, 2014 4:27 pmLoading…

Billings woman facing endangerment, DUI charges

A Billings woman was accused on Monday of driving drunk with her daughter in the vehicle and attacking her husband when he tried to stop her from doing so.

July 21, 2014 7:00 pmLoading…
Bond set at $60,000 for man with at least 12 prior DUI convictions

Bond set at $60,000 for man with at least 12 prior DUI convictions

A Billings judge on Tuesday set bond at $60,000 for a 53-year-old man with at least 12 prior DUI convictions who is facing a new felony charge of driving under the influence.

July 15, 2014 6:24 amLoading…
Treatment court graduate charged with DUI No. 6

Treatment court graduate charged with DUI No. 6

A woman who graduated from a treatment court last summer pleaded not guilty Friday to a sixth charge of driving under the influence.

July 11, 2014 12:00 pmLoading…
Woman charged with DUI No. 5 after crash into irrigation ditch

Woman charged with DUI No. 5 after crash into irrigation ditch

A Billings woman made an initial court appearance Monday on her fifth DUI offense.

June 09, 2014 5:15 pmLoading…

Billings man pleads guilty to accident that injured 2

A man who caused a crash last September pleaded guilty Monday to three counts of felony criminal endangerment and misdemeanor aggravated DUI.

May 19, 2014 10:27 amLoading…

Man accused of DUI crash near Worden charged with 3 felony counts of endangerment

The County Attorney’s Office has filed charges against a man accused of driving drunk and causing a crash that injured two people.

May 12, 2014 5:16 pmLoading…
Court docs: Man drove 100 mph downtown while fleeing police

Court docs: Man drove 100 mph downtown while fleeing police

A man was accused on Monday of fleeing from officers at speeds nearing 100 mph in downtown Billings and nearly crashing into several other vehicles over the weekend.

April 14, 2014 4:15 pmLoading…

Man charged with 6 counts of criminal endangerment for New Year's Day crash

A 41-year-old man was charged with six felonies on Tuesday for what charging documents describe as a New Year's Day drunken-driving crash that injured six people.

April 08, 2014 4:09 pmLoading…

Gazette opinion: The sober route to safer Montana roads

This winter has plagued Montanans with terrible driving conditions. Record amounts of snow dumped atop frozen rain turned streets into slip-and-slide zones.

March 14, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Man with 3 DUIs charged with 4th

Man with 3 DUIs charged with 4th

A man who a prosecutor said has a history of drunken driving was back in court Thursday on a felony DUI charge.

February 27, 2014 4:50 pmLoading…

Gazette opinion: A public safety option worth fighting for

In the decades long effort to curb Montana's DUI problem, no measure has garnered wider support than the 24/7 Sobriety Program. Steve Bullock, then Montana's attorney general, borrowed the idea from South Dakota and helped Lewis & Clark County officials start a successful pilot. An inter…

February 23, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

State to appeal judge's ruling on 24/7 DUI program

HELENA — The state is appealing a ruling by a northwestern Montana judge who said fees charged for the state's 24/7 Sobriety Program amount to pretrial punishment.

February 13, 2014 11:07 am
Gazette opinion: Court steers DUI offenders to sobriety

Gazette opinion: Court steers DUI offenders to sobriety

Two sets of numbers help explain the dramatic changes Billings Municipal Judge Sheila Kolar applauded in the six men standing before the bench at noon Wednesday:

January 31, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Man admits to criminal endangerment, aggravated DUI

Man admits to criminal endangerment, aggravated DUI

A Billings man pleaded guilty Friday to felony criminal endangerment and other charges for speeding, running a red light and hitting a fire hydrant while driving drunk.

December 20, 2013 2:45 pmLoading…
Ceremony remembers victims of DUI, celebrates law enforcement efforts

Ceremony remembers victims of DUI, celebrates law enforcement efforts

Laurel Police Officer Fred Gregory told more than 50 of his peers and colleagues that an award is nice, but it’s about more than him.

December 19, 2013 4:45 pm Photos

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Man charged with fifth DUI

A 43-year-old Billings man charged Thursday with felony drunken-driving had a blood-alcohol concentration more than three and a half times the legal limit after the crash that resulted in his arrest, authorities said.

October 31, 2013 4:49 pmLoading…
Man denies charges for 14th DUI

Man denies charges for 14th DUI

A man with 13 drunken-driving convictions denied charges Thursday for a 14th.

October 25, 2013 9:45 pmLoading…

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