Butte tow truck driver gets DUI responding to DUI crash

2012-03-17T00:00:00Z Butte tow truck driver gets DUI responding to DUI crash Helena Independent Record
March 17, 2012 12:00 am

BUTTE (AP) — A tow truck driver called to remove a pickup truck damaged in a drunken driving crash in Butte was arrested after police alleged he, too, had been driving under the influence.

The Montana Standard reports 44-year-old Penny Mormon of Butte was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence after four vehicles were struck along the street at about 12:40 a.m. Friday.

Officers called for a tow truck and 58-year-old David Banks of Butte responded.

As Banks was sweeping up debris from the street a resident came out to talk to him and suspected he had been drinking. The resident called 911 and responding police arrested Banks on suspicion of DUI.

Mormon also faces misdemeanor charges of hit-and-run, careless driving and failure to report an accident by the quickest means.

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  1. dmarshall
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    dmarshall - March 17, 2012 3:10 pm
    LOL at Just, haven't heard from you in a while, glad to see you haven't lost your sense of humor. That was a good one!
  2. Riamh
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    Riamh - March 17, 2012 2:09 pm
    LOL spot on JDF, I was thinking exactly the same thing! Only in Butte, I swear, Happy St. Paddy's Day!
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    JUSTDAFACTS - March 17, 2012 7:44 am
    Oh my...It's Butte so the chances are actually good that the responding officer, prosecutor and judge will also be under the influence.

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