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Sarah Biggins

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A 34-year-old woman accused of rolling a car in Lockwood was charged Tuesday with what prosecutors said is her fifth drunken driving offense.

Sarah Beth Biggins appeared in Justice Court by video from the county jail on felony charges of criminal endangerment and DUI. She is also charged with a misdemeanor offense of having an open alcohol container in a vehicle.

Judge Pro Tem Brandon Hartford set bond at $50,000 after prosecutors said Biggins has four prior DUI convictions. Biggins also has a felony criminal endangerment conviction that was originally charged as a felony DUI, Deputy County Attorney Julie Mees said.

Biggins' most recent arrest happened Monday evening when a deputy checked on a report of a possible drunken driver in Lockwood on Highway 87 East.

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The deputy found the vehicle on its side after it went off the road and into a coulee. Biggins and a passenger were crawling out a broken window when the deputy arrived.

A state trooper investigated the crash and found an open beer can in the overturned vehicle, court records state. Biggins and the passenger were taken to a Billings hospital to be checked for injuries. Neither suffered serious injuries.

At the hospital, Biggins refused to cooperate with the trooper and had to be restrained at the arms and legs, court records state. She was arrested after her release from the hospital and refused to provide a breath sample, perform a field sobriety test or answer questions at the county jail.

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