NewsCrime and Courts


Belgrade man charged with crashing into a school bus while DUI

Breath test showed his blood alcohol content to be .111
Diego Castillo
Posted at 9:02 AM, Sep 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-12 11:43:37-04

BOZEMAN — Diego Castillo of Belgrade is accused of crashing into a school bus while intoxicated and driving with an expired license on Tuesday.

Officers arrested 20-year-old Castillo following reports of a collision between a car and a school bus on Frontage Road at around 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday.

According to court documents, Montana Highway Patrol found Castillo with the car reported to be involved in the crash, after he allegedly left the scene, on Blackhawk Lane in Belgrade.

The reporting MHP trooper said Castillo’s vehicle was damaged on the driver’s side with yellow paint visible. Castillo was also driving with a revoked license from Washington and an expired insurance card, the trooper said in court documents.

Castillo’s breath reportedly smelled of alcohol; according to the trooper, Castillo consented to a breath test that showed his blood alcohol content to be .111, which is over the legal limit of .08 to drive.

Castillo appeared in Gallatin County Justice Court on Wednesday.

His bail was set at $1,500, and his next court date is set for September 27.

There were no reports of any injuries.