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Gage James Young

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Police arrested a 19-year-old Butte man on Tuesday night after he allegedly fled the scene of a hit-and-run.

No one was injured in the incident.

Gage Young was driving eastbound on Iron Street around 8 p.m. when he took the right turn onto South Utah Avenue too fast, skid, and hit a vehicle in front of Casagranda’s Steakhouse, police said Wednesday., 

Two women were sitting inside of the vehicle and experienced minor injuries but refused medical attention, police said.

Young then allegedly turned his red Dodge truck north onto South Utah Avenue in an attempt to flee the area but hit a curb and lost one of his front tires, which police said landed on a sidewalk nearby.

He made it about a block north of the steakhouse to the Aluminum Street area before stopping the truck, police said.

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A business owner in the area reportedly confronted Young about his damaged truck and asked if he had been drinking. Police said Young allegedly grew angry and attempted to fight the owner, who held Young down until officers arrived.

Young refused to let go of the owner when police ordered him to, so officers Tasered him, police said.

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The owner reportedly told officers he did not want to press charges, as Young did not harm him.

After Young was Tasered and began to comply with officers, police determined he may be under the influence of alcohol. During the Breathalyzer test, Young reportedly blew more than two times over the legal limit.

Young was cited for two counts of felony criminal endangerment and seven misdemeanors, including aggravated driving under the influence, hit and run, resisting arrest, obstructing a peace officer, a criminal mischief warrant for damaging a home in March, and two traffic violations.

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