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By A.J. Etherington
The Courier 

Three DUIs Over Weekend


Valley County and the city of Glasgow saw a string of driving under the influence of alcohol cases over the weekend. Two DUI cases in the county involved vehicle crashes with one DUI occurring in the city limits.

The first crash occurred on June 2, at 9 p.m., near the Milk River Bridge on Tampico Road. The driver, who is alleged to have been under the influence, collided with a truck pulling a camper trailer. No serious injuries were reported. Sheriff Vernon Buerkle commented, “It’s a miracle there were no serious injuries in that crash.”

The second crash occurred in the early morning hours of June 3, around 3 a.m. The alleged under the influence driver drove off a road southwest of Glasgow, and suffered minor injuries. No other vehicles were involved in the crash.

The Sheriff would not comment on the blood alcohol content or details about either crash, however did state the Montana Highway Patrol and Valley County Sheriff’s Office are investigating both cases.

The Sheriff’s Office would also like to remind those enjoying the summer on boats, recreational vehicles and all-terrain vehicles to secure your summer toys and to remove keys from the ignition of any vehicles left unattended. Over the weekend, a boat was reported missing from its slip at the Fort Peck Marina. It was found drifted up on shore at Flat Lake with the keys still in the ignition. The Sheriff’s Office is investigating whether the vehicle was stolen or drifted due to weather.


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