A repeat DUI offender convicted of main police on a harmful high-speed chase final yr is behind bars as soon as once more for allegedly driving drunk and crashing his automotive close to Whitefish.
Brian Troy Kelley, 48, of Kalispell, is charged with felony DUI and probation violation. He was booked into the Flathead County Detention Middle on Dec. 9 and is being held on $45,000 bail. His arraignment is ready for Dec. 20.
In accordance with charging paperwork, Montana Freeway Patrol troopers responded to a crash on Hodgson Highway on Dec. 8. Troopers spoke with Kelley, who claimed that icy roads triggered him to crash.
Within the report, troopers famous a powerful odor of alcohol on Kelley’s breath, and that he had “crimson, watery, shiny eyes.” Kelley denied that he had been consuming.
In accordance with the report, Kelley confirmed indicators of intoxication in a subject take a look at and was despatched to the hospital for a blood draw previous to being booked into jail.
In accordance with paperwork, Kelley has not less than three prior DUI convictions in 2020, 2017 and 2000.
Kelley was convicted in Flathead District Court docket in 2020 after he led police on an intoxicated high-speed rampage by way of the Columbia Falls space in February of that yr. Kelley busted by way of a fence and drove right into a subject the place officers used spike strips to finish the chase. He was arrested at gunpoint, in accordance with reviews.
In that case, Kelley was given a deferred sentence for felony felony endangerment, whereas he served sooner or later in jail for misdemeanor DUI.