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A Yellowstone County driver is facing felony charges for driving the wrong way on Interstate 94 Monday night for at least 21 miles.

Craig Anthony Scott, 48, appeared Tuesday in Yellowstone County Justice Court on charges of criminal endangerment, drug possession and a first offense DUI, which is a misdemeanor.

Another driver alerted dispatch to the wrong-way driver headed west in the eastbound lane of I-94 at mile marker 42, which is five miles west of Custer. Prosecutors say the trooper caught up to Scott at mile marker 21, roughly five miles east of Ballantine.

When a trooper activated his lights and siren and drove toward Scott in an attempt to pull him over, Scott drove past the trooper and then pulled over on the median side of the interstate, charges state.

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Scott and his passenger had 132 grams of marijuana and 7 grams of psilocybin mushrooms in their car that troopers found after Scott consented to a search, charges state.

Scott was intoxicated and blew a breath sample of 0.092, charges state. 

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Justice Reporter

Justice reporter for the Billings Gazette.