BOZEMAN - Barrett J. Snider of Bozeman was arrested early Sunday morning and appeared in Gallatin County Justice Court Tuesday on a criminal child endangerment charge, along with a probation violation.
Around 1 a.m. Sunday, a Bozeman Police officer patrolling northbound on 11th Avenue stopped a vehicle traveling in the opposite direction. The oncoming vehicle veered into the officer’s lane, causing him to pull far to the right to avoid a collision.
In charging documents, the officer said he detected the strong odor of alcohol coming from Snider’s vehicle. A female passenger and a small child were in the vehicle with Snider. The woman was confirmed to be the mother of the 5-year-old child.
The officer reports that Snider was unsteady on his feet as he got out of his vehicle and had slowed speech and movement, as well as glassy, watery eyes.
The officer alleged smelling alcohol coming from Snider’s person and wanted to perform a field sobriety test. Snider refused both the sobriety test and a voluntary breath test. Snider was taken to the Gallatin County Detention Center, where he agreed to a voluntary blood test.
Snider is a registered violent offender with a prior DUI conviction. Judge Robert Quinn set a concurrent bond of $12,000 for each charge.