POLSON — A Flathead Valley man was dedicated at District Court docket in Polson Jan. 6 to the Montana Division of Corrections for 5 years after being convicted of what information present is his eighth DUI conviction.
Earl Dean Eystad, 55, was fined $5,000 and given credit score for having already served 223 days in jail.
In line with courtroom information, on Might 16, Lake County Sheriff’s Lt. Fernando Venegas took a report of a attainable drunk driver within the Woods Bay space. Lt. Venegas noticed the suspect automobile weaving all around the street and driving 15 miles per hour under the posted velocity restrict earlier than conducting a site visitors cease on it. The motive force was recognized as Eystad. He seemed to be intoxicated and smelled of alcohol. He needed to maintain onto his automobile to take care of his steadiness and was both unable or unwilling to take part in area sobriety exams or present a breath check. Lt. Venegas additionally famous a glass pipe and empty containers of alcohol on the floorboard of the automobile.
A examine of Eystad’s information reveals seven prior convictions for DUI.