Laurel man facing 7th DUI charge

Posted at 6:08 PM, Apr 06, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-06 20:08:38-04

(BILLINGS) Evan William Mudge, who has six convictions for driving under the influence, appeared in court Friday on another DUI charge for allegedly driving drunk in Laurel on Thursday.

Mudge, 57 years old, is charged in Yellowstone County Justice Court with felony DUI.

A woman called Laurel police to report that Mudge had just broken up with her and had left the house very intoxicated.

Responding officers found Mudge behind the wheel of a vehicle, and he reportedly had bloodshot, glassy eyes, and his speech was slurred, according to court documents.

Mudge agreed to perform a breathalyzer test at the police station, where he was found to have a Blood Alcohol Content of .292 percent, which is nearly four times the legal driving limit.

He has DUI convictions from 1994, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2010 and 2012, according to court documents.

Mudge was then taken to the Yellowstone County jail where he remained Friday afternoon.

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