Arkansas man sentenced for July DUI that sparked fire

Print Article

An Arkansas man was sentenced to 10 days in jail with credit for one day served following a July incident where the vehicle he was driving caught on fire on White Swan Road. (Jeremy Weber/Lake County Leader)

An Arkansas man was sentenced to 10 days in jail with credit for one day served following a July incident where the vehicle he was driving caught on fire in Judge Deborah Kim Christopher’s court last Thursday.

John Bourdon, 49, of Bentonville, Ark., began the sentence stemming from an amended charge of driving under the influence of alcohol, a misdemeanor first offense last week, after it was reported on July 2 that a vehicle was on fire on White Swan Road in Polson, according to court documents.

During court, it was elaborated that Bourdon was in town for a wedding.

Bourdon had driven off the road through woods in an attempt to get back on the road “but eventually high centered the vehicle,” causing it to catch fire, the narrative states.

Bourdon’s three-year-old granddaughter was in the vehicle.

A witness put out the fire, noting it took him five minutes to get to the vehicle, at which time Bourdon was “just then getting” to the girl.

Court documents state that Bourdon admitted to having four drinks that day and “had blood shot and watery eyes.”

After Bourdon refused a breath test, a search warrant was granted and a blood sample was collected and sent to the Montana State Crime Laboratory in Missoula.

Offering to either serve his sentence immediately or at a later time, Christopher said it was best for Bourdon to report to the Lake County Jail to get the sentence completed.

Print Article

Read More

Reflex Protect Training

September 21, 2018 at 1:22 pm | Lake County Leader Teachers at Polson schools will be armed against threats to students in the future, but not with lethal force. Polson Superinten-dent Rex Weltz facilitated the training, with the final session on Se...

Comments

Read More

Thanks for support of MV Food Pantry

September 21, 2018 at 12:55 pm | Lake County Leader On behalf of the Mission Valley Food Pantry, I would like to thank all the people who gave their time and effort to make the fundraiser for the Pantry, in the St. Ignatius Park on Saturday, Sept. 8 s...

Comments

Read More

McDonald deserves vote for commissioner

September 21, 2018 at 12:55 pm | Lake County Leader I have never endorsed a political candidate before, but I make an exception for a truly exceptional candidate for Lake County Commissioner: Caroline McDonald. I have met Caroline and find her to pos...

Comments

Read More

Border Patrol Council behind Sen. Tester

September 21, 2018 at 12:54 pm | Lake County Leader As the president of the National Border Patrol Council, I have the privilege of representing 15,000 of the best men and women you’ll ever meet — the Border Patrol Agents who work 24 hours a day to se...

Comments

Read More

Contact Us

(406) 883-4343
PO BOX 1090
Polson, MT 59860

©2018 Lake County Leader Terms of Use Privacy Policy
X
X