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Man charged with 10th DUI, and soliciting sex from a woman in Billings

Posted at 5:35 PM, May 16, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-05 14:57:39-04

BILLINGS – Wesley Couture, a man with nine DUI convictions, was arrested by Billings police on Tuesday for allegedly driving drunk and soliciting oral sex from a woman he picked up.

Couture, 60 years old, was scheduled to appear in Yellowstone County Justice Court on Wednesday on one count each of felony driving under the influence and misdemeanor prostitution.

Officers were dispatched at around 3:30 a.m. Tuesday to a report of a disturbance.

A woman was fighting with Couture, who she said tried to pay her for oral sex.

The woman said she was walking when Couture pulled up in a vehicle and asked if she needed a ride.

Though the woman did not know Couture, she agreed and got into the vehicle.

The woman said Couture drove her up to the Rims, pulled his pants down and asked her to perform oral sex.

Officers located Couture near the intersection of Swords Lane and E. Airport Road and he smelled of alcohol.

Couture allegedly admitted giving the woman a ride and said she asked him for $20.

Couture said he gave her $20 but asked for it back when she refused to perform oral sex.

The woman apparently told Couture she believed she earned the money through conversation with him.

Officers found an open beer container in Couture’s vehicle and four empty bottles.

Couture allegedly admitting consuming four alcoholic beverages and was then arrested.

Couture has at least nine drunk driving offenses on his record, spanning from 1988 to 2003.

He was released from the Montana State Prison in 2014.

He’s being held at the Yellowstone County jail.