BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) – Officials have issued a $25,000 warrant for the arrest of a South Dakota man after an alleged drunken driving crash west of Bozeman that killed his passenger.
The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reports the Gallatin County attorney’s office filed a charge of vehicular homicide while under the influence against 65-year-old Garry Lee Griffin of Newell, S.D., on Tuesday.
Prosecutors allege Griffin ran a stop sign on July 5 and his car was struck by a pickup truck, killing his passenger, 49-year-old Corene K. Krubsack of Wisconsin Rapids, Wis.
Court records say Griffin’s blood-alcohol level was 0.179 about 40 minutes after the crash.
Griffin told investigators he had been drinking and didn’t know Krubsack, but believed she had been hitchhiking. He acknowledged drinking and said he was on several prescription medications, including hydrocodone.
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