The day after a high-speed chase in Billings led to damage to multiple
vehicles, a judge has set bond at $175,000 in the matter. The incident
occurred on Wednesday, December 10, in the morning.
Chase Ends with Multiple Collisions
According to court records, police observed a 28-year-old male in an allegedly
stolen pickup truck near Central Avenue and 24th Street West. When they
tried to stop him, he allegedly fled before being spotted again near Eighth
Street West and Kluge Lane. The motorist then reportedly led officers
on a chase through a field and a trailer court. His pickup then allegedly
collided with a vehicle operated by 23-year-old female. Her four-year-old
son was with her in the vehicle. At this point, another vehicle struck
the allegedly stolen pickup, and the truck then careened into another vehicle.
A Dozen Charges Filed
Charging documents indicate that the man allegedly resisted arrest to the
point. Please report using a Taser on him twice. Following the incident,
a Billings police lieutenant stated that no one was seriously injured,
and that no one required transport to the hospital. The alleged perpetrator
now faces 12 charges, including three counts of criminal endangerment.
Billings Gazette reports that the judge did not agree with an argument presented by a public
defender that bond be set at less than $175,000. Prosecutors asserted
that the accused had meth in his possession at the time of his arrest.
Although this high-speed chase did not reportedly lead to serious injury,
state law does guarantee that those that do suffer injury due to the negligent
operation of a motor vehicle may seek compensation in the state's
civil court system.
In some cases, a victim may seek compensatory damages due to unpaid medical
bills, pain, suffering and lost wages. If you or someone who you know
suffered injury in a traffic accident, a complimentary consultation with
a personal injury attorney is possible. For additional assistance, please