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Man suspected of DUI after striking Billings firefighter with vehicle at work site

Man accused of DUI after striking Billings firefighter with vehicle at work site
Posted at 3:08 PM, Jun 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-10 17:08:55-04

A 23-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving after he struck a Billings firefighter at a utility repair scene and drug him for about 100 yards in the Heights Tuesday night.

Billings Police Sgt. Bret Becker wrote in a tweet that Billings firefighters had blocked off part of Bench Boulevard while the power company worked on a transformer.

At 8:16 p.m., the man drove through the scene, striking cones and dragging the firefighter, according to Becker.

The man was stopped by firefighters and faces likely charges of DUI and felony criminal endangerment, according to Becker.

The firefighter was treated at the scene, Becker said.

Man accused of DUI after striking Billings firefighter with vehicle at work site