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Trooper cites pair for DUI in single traffic stop

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[November 14, 2008]  BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- A Montana Highway Patrol trooper cited two men with drunken driving in one traffic stop. Trooper Darvin Mees stopped a suspected drunk driver Wednesday afternoon. While he had the driver out performing a field sobriety test, the passenger slid behind the wheel, started the truck and began to drive off.

InsuranceMees said he ran after the pickup and yelled at the driver to stop. He did.

Mees said the driver, a 24-year-old man and his passenger 22-year-old man, both failed field sobriety tests and were cited for drunken driving.

The traffic stop began with a bus driver's report of a suspected drunken driver.


Information from: Billings Gazette, http://www.billingsgazette.com/

[Associated Press]

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