A man accused of causing a rollover crash on Interstate 90 while driving drunk was charged Thursday in District Court.
Vincent Alan Gladue, 37, appeared before Judge Susan Watters for arraignment by video from the county jail and pleaded not guilty to felony criminal endangerment.
Gladue also denied misdemeanor charges of DUI and driving without insurance. Watters set bond at $10,000 after a prosecutor said Gladue has two prior DUI convictions.
Gladue was arrested Sept. 15 after the Montana Highway Patrol received reports of an erratic and dangerous driver on the highway near Lockwood at about 5:40 p.m.
Prosecutors said Gladue was driving a car that struck a pickup truck on the highway. Gladue lost control of the car, which rolled and came to rest on its top. Gladue was ejected, but he was not seriously injured.
Gladue showed signs of intoxication and when asked to provide a blood sample he challenged a trooper to fight, court records state. Gladue eventually allowed the taking of a blood sample, which has been sent to the state crime lab for analysis.