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Anaconda man accused of driving big rig under the influence

Posted at 3:10 PM, May 16, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-05 14:57:59-04

BOZEMAN – An Anaconda man was arrested in Bozeman on Tuesday after Montana Highway Patrol troopers allegedly observed his Peterbilt commercial truck swerving across lanes on the interstate.

Court documents state that MHP received reports of a Digby truck heading eastbound between the 19th and 7th Street exits, “swerving all over the road.” Two MHP troopers located Michael Todd Moore, 48, at the intersection of 7th and Interstate 90.

According to the reporting trooper, Moore proceeded onto I-90 and was observed driving across lanes several times. After he allegedly failed to acknowledge the MHP vehicle’s lights and siren, the troopers drove up next to the truck, noting that Moore appeared to be almost asleep before he pulled over.

Moore reportedly stumbled out of the truck, had glossy, bloodshot eyes, and smelled of alcohol. The trooper stated that Moore failed field sobriety tests and refused all breath tests.

As the troopers were securing Moore’s truck, they reported finding two open cans of Steel Reserve malt liquor inside.

According to court documents, Moore agreed to speak with the trooper after being read his rights and said he thought he was at a Town Pump on I-15.

Moore appeared in Gallatin County Justice Court on Wednesday. His bail was set at $1500.