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Police reports: Arrested for multiple offenses; 5 times over legal limit; misdemeanor DUI

Police reports: Arrested for multiple offenses; 5 times over legal limit; misdemeanor DUI

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Several charges

Just before 5 p.m. last Friday, officers went to the 800 block of West Silver Street to assist Child Protective Services regarding a possible domestic disturbance.

While talking to the caseworker and the victim, officers learned that Jason Ringe, 49, of Butte had allegedly assaulted the complainant on different occasions and had assaulted her earlier the same day. While she was attempting to call 911, Ringe also allegedly destroyed her phone. 

Earlier in the day, officers had contact with Ringe on a traffic stop. He was on his way to St. James Healthcare for a medical issue, and was allowed to continue to the hospital.

Once the officers cleared the scene, they went to St. James and placed Ringe under arrest and transported him to the Butte Detention Center on the offenses of misdemeanor partner family member assault, misdemeanor tampering with a communication device, felony probation violation, misdemeanor criminal contempt out of Butte City Court, and a felony Montana Highway Patrol warrant out of Butte Justice Court.

Five times over legal limit

A call came in about 3 p.m. Sunday about a man passed out in his car near the corner of Marcia and Roberts.

When officers arrived, Jason Grace, 37, of Butte was awake but had a difficult time keeping his balance and was slurring his words.

Grace failed all of the field sobriety maneuvers on the scene and was transported to the Butte Detention Center for misdemeanor aggravated driving under the influence. He did take a breath test and tested five times over the legal limit.

Misdemeanor DUI

Just after 4 a.m. Monday, Megan Bahr, 18, of Butte was driving in the 1100 block of Platinum Street when she allegedly hit three parked vehicles.

When officers arrived, it was determined Bahr was operating her vehicle while under the influence of alcohol. She was transported to the Butte Detention Center where she failed the field sobriety maneuvers.

Bahr consented to a breath test and blew over the legal limit.


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