A Whitefish girl accused of placing and killing a Columbia Falls lady whereas driving drunk is free on bail.
Jessica Adena Farbstein, 37, was lodged within the Flathead County Detention Middle on $150,000 bail earlier than Leilani A. Farbstein and Daniel A. Farbstein agreed to behave as sureties after they put up land and property they personal on Columbia Avenue in Whitefish that’s valued at about $460,000, in accordance with courtroom paperwork filed June 2 in Flathead County District Courtroom.
If Farbstein fails to make her necessary courtroom appearances or observe situations of her launch, a decide could order the bond forfeited.
A few of the launch situations Farbstein should observe embody not consuming alcohol or getting into bars, taverns or casinos and carrying a tool to watch alcohol use.
Farbstein was booked into the county jail Might 21 and launched June 3. She faces a felony cost of vehicular murder whereas below the affect.
Based on the Montana Freeway Patrol and courtroom paperwork, 15-year-old Brooke Hanson was strolling west alongside the sting of Tamarack Lane, simply north of Columbia Falls, when she was hit by a westbound Chrysler City and Nation minivan at about 9:40 p.m. Might 20 on the intersection of Tamarack and twelfth Road West.
Authorities reported Hanson was struck on her left aspect and thrown right into a ditch. She died of her accidents later that night time at Logan Well being Medical Middle in Kalispell.
Farbstein left the scene and was apprehended later that night time in Whitefish.
Whereas being arrested, Farbstein allegedly instructed Whitefish police Officer Chris Duke that she hit a mailbox, however then requested, “Did I hit an individual?”
Duke then gave Farbstein a discipline sobriety check and he or she “exhibited gradual, slurred speech and shiny eyes, and her breath emitted the robust odor of an alcoholic beverage,” courtroom data state.
Farbstein additionally consented to a blood check. She faces a most time period of 30 years within the Montana State Girls’s Jail.
Her arraignment is scheduled for 9 a.m. Thursday, June 17, in Flathead County District Courtroom.
Reporter Scott Shindledecker could also be reached at 758-4441 or firstname.lastname@example.org