A man pleaded guilty in Yellowstone County District Court to charges of endangering members of the community and driving drunk the wrong way down a one-way street, ultimately hitting another vehicle head-on.
Tanner Boone O’Pelt, 22, pleaded guilty Friday in front of Judge Rod Souza to felony criminal endangerment and a misdemeanor DUI charge.
According to court documents, Billings police officers responded Oct. 10, 2014, to a crash in the area of First Avenue North and North 28th Street.
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Court documents state that O’Pelt had driven east on First Avenue North, a one-way westbound street, and rammed a pickup stopped at a red light, pushing the truck into another vehicle. A passenger in the pickup was taken to the hospital after the crash
After O’Pelt performed poorly on field sobriety tests, police secured a warrant to collect a blood sample from O’Pelt for analysis at the State Crime Lab. His blood alcohol content was 0.208 percent, more than twice the legal limit of 0.08 percent.
O’Pelt’s sentencing is scheduled for Oct. 5.