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Belgrade man charged with felony DUI after driving in wrong lane

Posted at 3:03 PM, May 11, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-05 15:01:09-04

A Belgrade man was charged with his 4th DUI after a police officer saw him driving in the wrong lane on Thursday night.

Grant Leslie White, 48, was charged with felony DUI in Gallatin County Justice Court Friday morning.

According to charging documents, a Belgrade Police Officer traveling on Alaska Frontage Road in Belgrade reportedly observed White’s vehicle behind him traveling in the wrong lane. As they turned onto Frank Road, the officer again saw White’s vehicle in the wrong lane of travel. The officer pulled over and let the vehicle pass him and then initiated a traffic stop.

When questioned, White reportedly acknowledged he was in the wrong lane because he was looking down, attempting to find his phone.

White’s eyes were reportedly bloodshot and glassy and he admitted to consuming alcohol approximately 30 minutes before being pulled over.

White refused to provide a breath sample and was arrested. A blood sample was requested with a search warrant and was obtained at the Bozeman Health Deaconess Hospital. Results from a field sobriety test reportedly indicated White was under the influence of alcohol.

A review of White’s criminal history showed he had three prior lifetime convictions of DUI.

White is being held on $10,000 bail.