A man accused of a drunken-driving crash in the parking lot of the Lockwood Little League baseball fields was arraigned Friday in District Court.
Tyson Kirby Goetz, 35, appeared before Judge Ingrid Gustafson and pleaded not guilty to a felony charge of criminal endangerment and misdemeanor counts of DUI, unlawful transactions with children and failure to give immediate notice of an accident.
Prosecutors say Goetz was driving drunk with his teenage son and the son's teenage girlfriend in a Jeep on Jan. 23.The Jeep rolled onto its roof shortly before 9 p.m. in the parking lot off Old Hardin Road.
Goetz was arrested for DUI and allegedly told a Montana Highway Patrol trooper that he left the Jeep and returned later with another vehicle. He also allegedly admitted to drinking alcohol prior to the crash. The teenagers alleged that Goetz also gave them alcohol.
Goetz was allowed to remain free on a previously posted bond of $7,500.