Riding, then driving under the influence

Tuesday, May 21, 2013
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Double jeopardy is prohibited by law.

But a Montana woman has put herself and others in jeopardy twice - first by riding a horse while intoxicated, followed by driving while under the influence.

A local newspaper reports that 43-year-old Dawnalee Ellis-Peterson was arraigned on the felony DUI charge this past Friday.

She also pleaded not guilty to driving without a license of insurance.

Prosecutors say she was "extremely intoxicated" the morning of April 29 as she rode a horse on a Billings street.

Officers checked her out and let her go home.

But soon afterward, a neighbor called reported Ellis-Peterson had driven off in a pickup truck.

Police tracked her down.

Ellis-Peterson has previous DUI convictions in 1993, 1997 and 2007.

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